(Please note: the program has changed.)
Wednesday, August 10, 8:00 p.m.
The Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton
Tickets: $65/$55 adult; $30/$20 student
Menahem Pressler has had to cancel his scheduled appearance at Music@Menlo this summer due to a family emergency. We are, of course, disappointed that Menahem Pressler is unable to join us at the festival this summer; however, we are pleased to announce that renowned pianist and Music@Menlo favorite Jeffrey Kahane will take Mr. Pressler’s place for Carte Blanche Concert IV.
Jeffrey Kahane’s program will offer a multidimensional look at the romantic piano literature, from the virtuosic solo works of Fryderyk Chopin to Gabriel Fauré’s lyrical and colorful Piano Quartet no. 1 in c minor, which will be performed with violinist Philip Setzer, violist Paul Neubauer, and cellist David Finckel. Kahane will also be joined by Music@Menlo Coartistic Director Wu Han in performing a piano, four-hand realization of the rarely heard Organ Chorale Preludes by Johannes Brahms—works that were inspired by Johann Sebastian Bach.
JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833–1897)
Five Organ Chorale Preludes
O Welt, ich muss dich lassen, op. 122, no. 3
Herzlich tut mich erfreuen, op. 122, no. 4
Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele, op. 122, no. 5
Herzlich tut mich verlangen, op. 122, no. 9 Herzlich tut mich verlangen, op. 122, no. 10
O Welt, ich muss dich lassen, op. 122, no. 11
FRYDERYK CHOPIN (1810–1849)
Barcarolle in F-sharp Major, op. 60
Mazurka in c-sharp minor, op. 50, no. 3
Polonaise-Fantasy in A-flat Major, op. 61
Mazurka in c minor, op. 56, no. 3
Ballade no. 4 in f minor, op. 57
GABRIEL FAURÉ (1845–1924)
Piano Quartet no. 1 in c minor