Concerts, symposia, master classes and other activities will delve into the music of Johannes Brahms, as well as his influences, contemporaries and his 19th-century musical scene.
The festival's artistic directors, cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han, will perform along with a roster of other musicians. Newcomers to Music@Menlo include violinists Yura Lee and Daniel Hope, pianist Lucille Chung and clarinetist David Shifrin.
The four-week Chamber Music Institute for young musicians also runs along with the festival.
For details and ticket information, go to http://musicatmenlo.org or call the ticket office at 650-331-0202.