Awarded a prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2009, French violinist Arnaud Sussmann is a rising star. Trained at the Juilliard School, he performs at the Music@Menlo festival today and Tuesday. The program, called “Impassioned: Listeners on Fire,” includes works by Schumann, Dvorák and Fauré, and also features pianists Gilbert Kalish and Wu Han, violist Richard O’Neill, and cellists Dmitri Atapine and David Finckel.
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As the chamber music festival Music@Menlo opens its 10th season today, its dazzling programming and accomplishments are out of proportion with its mere-decade history. Read More
Beautiful small music is at the core of Music@Menlo, a large chamber-music festival which has become a nationally famous series featuring hundreds of performances, events and educational activities.On the first program of the three-week-long festival in Menlo Park and Atherton last weekend, among simple, quiet masterpieces from the 19th century, the magical “night music” of a Schubert Notturno went directly to the heart. Read More