Sunday, November 13, 2022, 7 p.m.

Karen Hutchinson, piano; Haruka Fujii, marimba; Jeannie Psomas, clarinet
Shaleah Feinstein, violin; Emil Miland, cello; Charles Chandler, double bass

We’re celebrating 40 seasons of Music at Kohl Mansion with the world premiere of a newly commissioned work by Bay Area composer Shinji Eshima and a retrospective of two earlier Music at Kohl world premiere commissions! And to sweeten the celebration, Mendelssohn’s magnificent piano Trio No. 1, Op. 49.

Composer Shinji Eshima said, “Within the crown of chamber music in the Bay Area, Music at Kohl Mansion has long been its brightest jewel. Music at Kohl Mansion provides exactly the intimacy and setting that is the very definition of what chamber music is all about.”

Music at Kohl Mansion was founded 40 years ago by Liz Dossa in association with then-principal at Mercy High School, Burlingame, Amy Bayley, R.S.M. Over the years, Music at Kohl Mansion has commissioned musical works from Ernst Bacon with his Piano Trio No. 2 (1987); David Carlson’s Sonata for Cello and Piano (1993); and Jake Heggie’s Intonations: Songs from the Violins of Hope (2020). The commissioning of Japanese-American composer Shinji Eshima for the 2022-23 season marks the fourth.

6:00 PM – Live Interview: Jon Finck in conversation with composer Shinji Eshima

7:00 PM – Concert

9 PM – Celebrate with a Champagne Toast!


Hymn for Her
40th Anniversary Commission
and World Premiere

Excerpt from Piano Trio No. 2
(1st MAKM Commission premiered Feb. 1987)

Excerpt from Sonata
for Cello and Piano
(2nd MAKM Commission premiered Jan. 1993)

Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49

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