Sunday, July 24, 10:00 a.m.
Stent Family Hall, Menlo School
Tickets: $72 adult; $35 student
Piano virtuoso Alessio Bax returns to Music@Menlo after his ambitious recital debut this past summer. In a program that juxtaposes the romantic and the rhapsodic, Bax performs four works by Brahms that highlight his significant and profound additions to the nineteenth-century Romantic piano canon. Two pieces tinged with rhapsodic folk elements complement these pieces: the Tanz Suite (Dance Suite) by Béla Bartók and the Violin Sonata no. 3 by Romanian violinist/composer George Enescu. Making their Music@Menlo debuts this season, violinist Yura Lee and pianist Lucille Chung will join Bax in this evocative recital program.
JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833–1897)
Acht Klavierstücke, op. 76 (1878)
BÉLA BARTÓK (1881–1945)
Tanz Suite, Sz. 77 (1925)
Ballades, op. 10 (1854)
GEORGE ENESCU (1881–1955)
Violin Sonata no. 3 (1926)
Sixteen Waltzes for Piano, Four Hands, op. 39 (1865); Variations on a Theme of Paganini, op. 35 (1862–1863)
Carte Blanche Concert I features a lunch-break intermission. A gourmet box lunch may be reserved for $16.