The inaugural Music@Menlo chamber music festival will have one concert (August 17 and in Palo Alto on August 18) focusing on contemporary music, including John Harbison's "November 19, 1828" for piano and string trio (1988). Other works:
- Fancy on a Bach Air for solo cello (1997). John Corigliano.
- Four Movements for Piano Trio (1990). Bright Sheng.
- "Yiddishbuk" Inscriptions for string quartet (1992). Osvaldo Golijov.
- Aftermath for medium voice, violin, cello, and piano (2002). Ned Rorem.
Performers include Gilbert Kalish, Wu Han, Jorja Fleezanis, Ani Kavafian, Geraldine Walther, Carter Brey, David Finckel, the St. Lawrence String Quartet and Nathaniel Webster.