Membership Benefits


Thank you for supporting Music@Menlo’s mission to expand the chamber music community and enhance its enjoyment and understanding of the art form. Your contributions to the Annual Fund constitute the essential foundation for Music@Menlo’s signature programming and its Chamber Music Institute—thank you.

In appreciation of your support, we are pleased to offer many opportunities during the festival and throughout the year to deepen your connection to the music, the artists, and other members of the Music@Menlo community.

Music@Menlo Membership Circles

In addition to the benefits at your membership level, you will enjoy the benefits associated with all previous levels. All summer festival private event invitations will be mailed in June.


Welcome to the Music@Menlo community!

Paganini ($100–$249) Members enjoy:

  • CODA, Music@Menlo’s donors-only e-newsletter – enjoy behind-the-scenes stories, special offers, and engaging musical content curated just for you
  • Receiving the festival brochure in advance of the general public
  • Recognition as a supporter in the festival program book

Joachim ($250–$499) Members enjoy:

  • A 10 percent discount on Music@Menlo merchandise

Caruso ($500–$999) Members enjoy:

  • The Caruso Coffee – a late-morning breakfast and panel discussion during the festival on an intriguing musical topic


Enjoy advance reservations for Chamber Music Institute performances, VIP ticketing, and special events with Institute students, faculty, and festival artists.

Bach ($1,000–$2,499) Members enjoy:

  • Concierge Services – order tickets first during a special early access period, utilize no-fee exchanges, and receive dedicated assistance through a donors-only phone line throughout the year
  • Prelude/KYPC Advance Ticketing – skip the line and reserve up to four general-admission tickets to one Chamber Music Institute performance of your choice at least one day prior to the performance
  • The Festival Season Preview – learn about the season to come in advance of the general public at this private spring performance and reception
  • The Bach BBQ – join festival artists, Institute participants, and friends at this popular mid-summer festival event

Haydn ($2,500–$4,999) Members enjoy:

  • Premium Seating – upgrade any two tickets of your choice to include assigned seating reflecting your preferences
  • Closing Night Celebration – Toast the festival with musicians, Institute artists, and the Artistic Directors at the final party of the season
  • Two complimentary beverage passes to use at a performance during the festival

Mozart ($5,000–$9,999) Members enjoy:

  • Premium Seating – upgrade a total of four tickets
  • A Mozart Circle Dinner Party – get to know the Artistic Directors and musicians at one of our private post-concert dinner parties

Beethoven ($10,000–$24,999) Members enjoy:

  • Premium Seating – upgrade a total of eight tickets
  • Prelude/KYPC Advance Ticketing – reserve up to four general-admission seats for every Chamber Music Institute performance (reserve at least one day in advance)
  • Concert Dedication – in recognition of your generosity, a summer festival performance will be dedicated to you
  • The Beethoven Circle Dinner Party – savor delectable food and drink while mingling with the Artistic Directors, festival musicians, and Institute faculty at this elegant patron-hosted post-concert dinner


Enjoy customized recognition, intimate dinners, and the annual Patrons Circle Season Announcement.

Esterházy ($25,000–$49,999) Members enjoy:

  • Premium Seating – upgrade a total of twelve tickets
  • Season Dedication – recognition on a special dedication poster at the concert hall during the season and in the festival program book
  • The Patrons Circle Season Announcement – join the Artistic Directors for an exclusive, private in-home concert and dinner in the spring where the next festival theme is unveiled
  • The Patrons Circle Dinner Party – fine wine, exquisite food, and an intimate, private home setting are hallmarks of this post-concert dinner with the Artistic Directors, festival artists, and Institute faculty

Carnegie ($50,000–$99,999) Members enjoy:

  • Premium Seating – upgrade a total of sixteen tickets
  • Customized benefits and recognition

Medici ($100,000+) Members enjoy:

  • Premium, reserved seating for you and your guests at all events
  • The opportunity to host a private concert in your home with festival artists and your friends

Young Patrons Society


Music@Menlo is made possible by a leadership grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Additional support is provided by Bank of America Private Bank, Koret Foundation Funds, and the many individuals and organizations that share the festival’s vision.