Benefit Concert

2018 Benefit Concert and Reception

Each July, following auditions all over the country, Music@Menlo welcomes an elite cohort of approximately forty talented young musicians to the Menlo School campus for three weeks of rigorous chamber music study and performance. The personal and musical transformation achieved by these musicians during their time at Music@Menlo is made possible by scholarship support awarded through the Ann S. Bowers Young Artist Fund, a fund dedicated to ensuring that talent and potential are the only requisites for participation in the Chamber Music Institute.

On Saturday, March 17, Music@Menlo presented its 2018 Chamber Music Institute Benefit Concert and Reception. This special event offered the opportunity to hear distinguished alumni of the CMI in performance, along with Artistic Co-Director, David Finckel, and helped to raise critical scholarship support to be awarded to young musicians this summer. Additionally, each year the benefit concert features the announcement of the upcoming Music@Menlo festival theme, and a dessert and wine reception with the artists.


Franz Josef Haydn(1732–1809)
Piano Trio in C major, Hob.XV:27
Béla Bartók(1881–1945)
String Quartet no. 3, Sz.85
Maurice Ravel(1875–1937)
Berceuse sur le nom de Gabriel Fauré
Ernő Dohnányi(1877–1960)
Piano Quintet no. 1, op. 1