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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  • Dvořák in Context

    Concert Program I: Dvořák in Context

    The 2014 season begins on a festive note, as Mozart’s delightful Serenata notturna leads seamlessly to Dvořák’s pastoral Opus 51 Quartet. Dvořák’s powerful utilization of folk idioms is a tradition inherited by Martinů and ...

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  • Viennese Roots

    Concert Program II: Viennese Roots

    Complementing the irresistible influence of his Czech musical heritage, Dvořák likewise aspired to write music of broader, more universal appeal. The foundation of Viennese Classicism that Dvořák drew upon, including the traditions of Haydn, ...

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  • Viennese Roots

    Concert Program II: Viennese Roots

    Complementing the irresistible influence of his Czech musical heritage, Dvořák likewise aspired to write music of broader, more universal appeal. The foundation of Viennese Classicism that Dvořák drew upon, including the traditions of Haydn, ...

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  • Lobkowicz Legacy

    Concert Program III: Lobkowicz Legacy

    Members of the Lobkowicz family, one of the most prominent Bohemian lineages dating back to the fourteenth century, have ranked for generations among the Western world’s most significant arts patrons. The seventh Prince Lobkowicz, ...

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  • Lobkowicz Legacy

    Concert Program III: Lobkowicz Legacy

    Members of the Lobkowicz family, one of the most prominent Bohemian lineages dating back to the fourteenth century, have ranked for generations among the Western world’s most significant arts patrons. The seventh Prince Lobkowicz, ...

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  • Beethoven’s Friends

    Concert Program IV: Beethoven’s Friends

    In the orbit of such a universal genius as Ludwig van Beethoven existed numerous composers who captured the attention of Vienna. Anton Reicha, a Czech forebear to Antonín Dvořák and an intimate of Beethoven’s ...

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  • Beethoven’s Friends

    Concert Program IV: Beethoven’s Friends

    In the orbit of such a universal genius as Ludwig van Beethoven existed numerous composers who captured the attention of Vienna. Anton Reicha, a Czech forebear to Antonín Dvořák and an intimate of Beethoven’s ...

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  • American Visions

    Concert Program V: American Visions

    Having achieved great renown for cultivating a distinctly Czech musical idiom, Antonín Dvořák accepted an invitation in 1891 to lead the National Conservatory in New York and guide a rising generation of American composers. ...

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  • Transitions

    Concert Program VI: Transitions

    Concert Program VI presents the parallel unfolding of Viennese and Bohemian traditions at the turn of the nineteenth century. Although some chided Brahms in his final years as old-fashioned, works like his Six Intermezzi ...

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  • Transitions

    Concert Program VI: Transitions

    Concert Program VI presents the parallel unfolding of Viennese and Bohemian traditions at the turn of the nineteenth century. Although some chided Brahms in his final years as old-fashioned, works like his Six Intermezzi ...

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  • Hungarica

    Concert Program VII: Hungarica

    Alongside Dvořák and his countrymen, who were fueled by their interest in Czech folk traditions, the composers of nearby Hungary likewise mined the richness of their own musical heritage. Most famously, Béla Bartók—regarded today ...

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  • Bridging Dvořák

    Concert Program VIII: Bridging Dvořák

    The 2014 season concludes with a linear perspective on Dvořák’s art, from the work of Bohemia’s musical patriarch, Smetana, to the voices of modern Hungarian and Czech composers. Following Smetana’s evocative Bohemian fantasie, the ...

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  • Bridging Dvořák

    Concert Program VIII: Bridging Dvořák

    The 2014 season concludes with a linear perspective on Dvořák’s art, from the work of Bohemia’s musical patriarch, Smetana, to the voices of modern Hungarian and Czech composers. Following Smetana’s evocative Bohemian fantasie, the ...

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  • July 17 to August 8

    The 2015 Festival: Schubert: July 17 to August 8

    Franz Schubert takes center stage at Music@Menlo 2015. Music@Menlo is proud to offer a deeply immersive journey through the life and music of the great Austrian composer. Through seven main Concert Programs and five ...

    Save the date: Friday, July 17, 2015, 7:30 PM

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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 ...

    Save the date: Saturday, July 18, 2015, 8:00 PM

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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 ...

    Save the date: Sunday, July 19, 2015, 8:00 PM

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  • 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 ...

    Save the date: Tuesday, July 21, 2015, 8:00 PM

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  • 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 ...

    Save the date: Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 8:00 PM

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  • 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 ...

    Save the date: Saturday, July 25, 2015, 6:00 PM

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  • 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 ...

    Save the date: Sunday, July 26, 2015, 6:00 PM

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  • 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 ...

    Save the date: Wednesday, July 29, 2015, 8:00 PM

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  • 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 ...

    Save the date: Thursday, July 30, 2015, 8:00 PM

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  • 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 ...

    Save the date: Friday, July 31, 2015, 8:00 PM

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  • 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 ...

    Save the date: Saturday, August 1, 2015, 6:00 PM

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  • 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 ...

    Save the date: Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 8:00 PM

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  • 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 ...

    Save the date: Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 8:00 PM

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  • 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. ...

    Save the date: Saturday, August 8, 2015, 5:00 PM

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