Music at Kohl Concerts

Thrilling musical evenings. World-renowned artists. Intimate setting that’s both casual & elegant. Historical landmark amid splendid gardens. Post-concert receptions with musicians. Ample free parking. Unbeatable value.

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    Cavani Quartet

    Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 7 pm
    The Cavani Quartet returns to open our 33rd season with a finely curated program of vivid character pieces ...
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    Catalyst Quartet

    Sunday, November 15, 2015 – 7 pm
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    Hailed by The New York Times at its Carnegie Hall début as “invariably energetic and finely burnished” the prize-winning Catalyst Quartet ...
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    Boreal Trio

    Sunday, February 14, 2016 – 7 pm
    Kohl Début
    The Boreal Trio is passionate about exploring the existing chamber repertoire for clarinet, viola and piano, as well as inspiring composers ...
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    Lysander Piano Trio

    Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 7 pm
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    This season’s Music at Kohl Discovery Artist, New York-based Lysander Piano Trio is the winner of multiple awards and honors including ...
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    Israeli Chamber Project

    Sunday, April 3, 2016 - 7 pm
    Kohl Début
    Comprising strings, winds, harp and piano, the ICP was winner of the 2011 Israeli Ministry of Culture Outstanding Ensemble award for its ...
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    Harlem Quartet

    Sunday, April 17, 2016 – 7 pm
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    Since its 2006 Carnegie Hall public début, the multi-Grammy award winning ensemble has performed throughout the U.S. ...
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    Trio Con Brio Copenhagen

    Sunday, May 1, 2016 – 7 pm
    Kohl Favorite
    Our 33rd season closes on a glorious note with a concert of piano trios by Shostakovich, Beethoven and Mendelssohn performed by the elegant Trio Con Brio Copenhagen...

Past Chamber Concerts

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    Alexander String Quartet

    Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 7 pm
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    Frequent Music at Kohl collaborators and Honorary Chairs of our 30th Anniversary Season two years ago ...
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    Borromeo String Quartet

    Sunday, April 12, 2015 – 7 pm
    Kohl Favorite
    Returning to Kohl Mansion three years after a highly lauded performance that incorporated projections of original hand-written...
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    Classical Jam

    Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 7 pm
    Kohl Début
    Classical Jam joins our chamber series roster this season with a program that showcases the ensemble’s unique ...
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    Horszowski Trio

    Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 7 pm
    Kohl Début
    The Horszowski Trio makes its first appearance on the Kohl Mansion stage this season, yet the trio features two ...
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    Musicians of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra

    Sunday, January 11, 2015 - 7 pm
    Kohl Début
    In Music at Kohl’s early years, musicians from our world-renowned San Francisco Symphony and Opera orchestras regularly ...
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    Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 7 pm
    Kohl Début
    A popular program of Baroque gems visits the major artistic centers of Europe and samples the musical forms of ...
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    Sunday, December 14, 2014, 7 pm
    Kohl Mansion 100th Anniversary Grand Finale Concert featuring John Santos Sextet and Vnote Ensemble ...
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    Escher String Quartet

    Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 7 pm
    Kohl Début
    Founded in 2005, the Escher String Quartet has inspired The Guardian to proclaim it “one of the finest quartets of its generation ...
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    St. Petersburg Piano Quartet

    Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 7 pm
    Kohl Début
    First violinist Alla Aranovskaya and violist Boris Vayner of the world-renowned, Grammy-nominated ...

Children’s Concerts

An interactive program introducing children to a real live concert experience. Fast-paced, lively, and fun, Children’s Concerts are designed for elementary and pre-school aged students. Weekday morning performances make ideal field trips for schools, community groups, families, seniors, home-schoolers as well as individual families. Suitable for all ages. These performances by professional musicians/educators engage young audiences of our local community.

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    Aurio Trio – Children’s Concerts

    Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 9:15, 10:25 and 11:35 am
    The Aurio Trio (keyboards, tuba and bassoon) takes young audiences on a zany adventure that spans the continents and the centuries. These three virtuosic comics of classical music are sure to captivate audiences of all ages.

Past Children’s Concerts

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    Classical Jam – Children’s Concerts

    Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 9:15, 10:25 and 11:35 am
    Known for its innovative and fun approach to music of many genres and cultures, Classical Jam connects with listeners of all ages, sharing a journey to different times and places through the universal language of music. An unforgettable musical adventure for all!

Family Series — Free Concerts for All Ages

SMPLFamily Concerts expose audiences of all ages to the music, poetry, language, history, and customs of many world cultures. These admission-free concerts are held in the Oak Room at the San Mateo Public Library, located at 55 West 3rd Avenue, San Mateo. No tickets are required. Free underground parking. For more information, call (650) 762-1130. Free Admission.

2015-16 Family Concerts – TBD
Please check back for more information about this season’s Family Concerts.

Past Family Concerts

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    Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 3 pm
    Hailed by critics as “absolutely stunning” and “brilliant” the Neave Trio (Anna Williams, violin. Mikhail Veselov, cello, Toni James, piano) has “exceeded ...
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    Sunday, December 7, 2014
    Master Class - 2 pm Family Concert - 3 pm
    The Lee Trio is an award-winning piano trio made up of three virtuosic performers, educators and sisters from San Francisco. Since its critically acclaimed Wigmore Hall debut in 2002, The Lee Trio’s “gripping immediacy and freshness” and “rich palette of tone colours” [The Strad] has inspired and moved audiences worldwide, establishing itself as one of the premier chamber ensembles on the international stage. In addition to performing, the Trio devotes time to teaching and giving masterclasses, and frequently collaborates with living composers, most recently finishing a recording project of Jane Antonia Cornish's piano trio, Duende, on the Delos Music label. Free admission.

Holiday Gala

Music at Kohl Mansion hosts special events at different times during the year, including our annual Holiday Gala.

Past Special Events