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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    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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    Alexander String Quartet

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

Past Chamber Concerts

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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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    Musica Pacifica – A Baroque Holiday Concert special-icons-16

    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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    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.

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.

Special Events

Music at Kohl Mansion hosts special events at different times during the year. Check back to view upcoming special events.

Past Special Events