This year’s Music@Menlo chamber music festival concludes this weekend with a program of Bach’s music for solo instruments and the virtuosity of the soloists. Details from the program notes:
“With its origins as an orchestral concerto, Bach’s Concerto for Violin and Oboe revels in the novelty of a double concerto, a masterly example of a virtuosic pairing of strings and wind instruments. Schubert’s Rondo in A Major equally captures the essence of the virtuosic violin with its rambunctious finale. Mozart wrote his Twelfth Piano Concerto shortly after the death of Bach’s son Carl Philipp Emanuel, a close friend and mentor. The program concludes with the Double Concerto for Violin, Piano, and String Quartet by Felix Mendelssohn, one of the most devoted heirs of Bach’s legacy, responsible for launching the modern Bach revival.”
Performances are at 8:00 pm on Friday, August 9 at Stent Family Hall on the Menlo School campus in Atherton and at 6:00 pm on Saturday, August 10 at The Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton High School. Call 650-331-0202 for ticket availability.