Complementing the world-class chamber music programming that distinguishes Music@Menlo’s internationally acclaimed summer festival, the Winter Series offers unique year-round opportunities to explore the vast richness of the chamber music literature, interpreted by some of classical music’s most commanding performers.

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Winter Series

Complementing the world-class chamber music programming that distinguishes Music@Menlo’s internationally acclaimed summer festival, the Winter Series offers unique year-round opportunities to explore the vast richness of the chamber music literature, interpreted by some of classical music’s most commanding performers.

The 2014–2015 Winter Series features three exciting concerts that showcase a varied range of repertoire. The lineup includes performances by the Musicians of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and the Jerusalem Quartet, and a two-clarinet program performed by David Shifrin and Romie deGuise-Langlois.

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  • Genius Ignited, 1811–1819

    Concert Program I: Genius Ignited, 1811–1819

    On September 28, 1804, at the age of seven, Franz Schubert auditioned for Antonio Salieri, the Austrian imperial Kapellmeister and the teacher of Beethoven and Liszt. Coming under the tutelage of one of Europe’s ...

    Read morebuy tickets: Jul 18
  • Genius Ignited, 1811–1819

    Concert Program I: Genius Ignited, 1811–1819

    On September 28, 1804, at the age of seven, Franz Schubert auditioned for Antonio Salieri, the Austrian imperial Kapellmeister and the teacher of Beethoven and Liszt. Coming under the tutelage of one of Europe’s ...

    Read morebuy tickets: Jul 19
  • Vocal Inspirations, 1820–1824

    Concert Program II: Vocal Inspirations, 1820–1824

    With Schubert’s masterly—yet unfinished—Quartet in c minor, Concert Program II opens a new chapter in the life of the “Prince of Song.” As his prospects for a career as an opera composer diminished, Vienna’s ...

    Read morebuy tickets: Jul 21
  • Vocal Inspirations, 1820–1824

    Concert Program II: Vocal Inspirations, 1820–1824

    With Schubert’s masterly—yet unfinished—Quartet in c minor, Concert Program II opens a new chapter in the life of the “Prince of Song.” As his prospects for a career as an opera composer diminished, Vienna’s ...

    Read morebuy tickets: Jul 22
  • Metamorphosis, 1822–1824

    Concert Program III: Metamorphosis, 1822–1824

    Schubert’s determination to become an acclaimed composer of significant instrumental works is spectacularly manifested in Concert Program III. His command of the virtuoso idiom is convincingly demonstrated in his brilliant Sonata for Arpeggione and ...

    Read morebuy tickets: Jul 25
  • Metamorphosis, 1822–1824

    Concert Program III: Metamorphosis, 1822–1824

    Schubert’s determination to become an acclaimed composer of significant instrumental works is spectacularly manifested in Concert Program III. His command of the virtuoso idiom is convincingly demonstrated in his brilliant Sonata for Arpeggione and ...

    Read morebuy tickets: Jul 26
  • Hopeful Years, 1825–1826

    Concert Program IV: Hopeful Years, 1825–1826

    Schubert’s transformative years of the early 1820s, during which he contracted his eventually fatal illness, were filled with artistic and personal turmoil. Yet the masterpieces flowed, and during the summer of 1825, a period ...

    Read morebuy tickets: Jul 29
  • Hopeful Years, 1825–1826

    Concert Program IV: Hopeful Years, 1825–1826

    Schubert’s transformative years of the early 1820s, during which he contracted his eventually fatal illness, were filled with artistic and personal turmoil. Yet the masterpieces flowed, and during the summer of 1825, a period ...

    Read morebuy tickets: Jul 30
  • The Setting Sun, 1827

    Concert Program V: The Setting Sun, 1827

    Schubert’s future may have darkened as he entered his final two years, but his creative core burned feverishly, as he strove to reach his imagined artistic destiny. The death of Beethoven in 1827 robbed ...

    Read morebuy tickets: Jul 31
  • The Setting Sun, 1827

    Concert Program V: The Setting Sun, 1827

    Schubert’s future may have darkened as he entered his final two years, but his creative core burned feverishly, as he strove to reach his imagined artistic destiny. The death of Beethoven in 1827 robbed ...

    Read morebuy tickets: Aug 1
  • Schubert Forever, 1829–1995

    Concert Program VI: Schubert Forever, 1829–1995

    Concert Program VI pays tribute to an array of distinguished composers whose music connects to Schubert in powerful ways—through lyricism, magical harmonies, drama, and, above all, a reverence for the vocal line as the ...

    Read morebuy tickets: Aug 4
  • Schubert Forever, 1829–1995

    Concert Program VI: Schubert Forever, 1829–1995

    Concert Program VI pays tribute to an array of distinguished composers whose music connects to Schubert in powerful ways—through lyricism, magical harmonies, drama, and, above all, a reverence for the vocal line as the ...

    Read morebuy tickets: Aug 5
  • Ascent to the Summit, 1828

    Concert Program VII: Ascent to the Summit, 1828

    Robert Schumann coined the phrase “heavenly length” when describing Schubert’s C Major Symphony, “The Great.” The same could be said of our festival’s final Concert Program, which serves as a musical eulogy for Schubert. ...

    Read morebuy tickets: Aug 8