Music@Menlo announces its 2014 summer festival, Around Dvořák, an exploration of the self-described simple Czech musikant Antonín Dvořák, whose influence would be felt as far as the United States.
By way of eight Concert Programs, four artist-curated Carte Blanche Concerts, four multimedia Encounter lectures, and a host of ancillary events, Music@Menlo examines the unfolding dynamic between the Viennese Classical tradition and the passionate nationalist expressions of a generation of Central European composers. Featuring works by composers from Haydn, Beethoven, and Brahms to Bartók, Janáček, and Kodály, the festival surveys the world Around Dvořák.
Music@Menlo’s thematic programming connects its main-stage performances with its lectures and the Institute’s open-access public activities to offer a complete musical and educational experience, most powerful when enjoyed in full.
The 2014 festival runs from July 18 through August 9, 2014. Visit the festival’s website for full details
Pictured Music@Menlo Artistic Directors Wu Han and David Finckel