Season 41 – October 22, 2023 – May 5, 2024
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Our 2023-24 Season opens Sunday, October 22, 2023 at 7 pm!

7 Sundays at 7 p.m.

Sunday, October 22, 2023 at 7 p.m.

Jean Sibelius: String Trio in A Major
Max Bruch: Selections from Eight Pieces, Op. 83 for Clarinet, Viola and Piano
Krzysztof Penderecki: Quartet for Clarinet and String Trio
Shulamit Ran: Private Game for Clarinet and Cello
Antonín Dvořák: Piano Quartet in D Major, Op. 23

Carmit Zori, violin; Guy Ben-Ziony, viola; Michal Korman, cello;
Tibi Cziger, clarinet; and Assaff Weisman, Piano

Returning to our stage after nearly five years’ absence, the much-hailed musicians of the Israeli Chamber Project offer a broadly varied program to launch the 41st annual Music at Kohl season – a series filled with both favorites and surprises.

Sunday, November 19, 2023 at 7 p.m.

Elizabeth Maconchy: String Quartet No. 3
Carlos Simon: Elegy
Nathan Shields: Medusa
Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 8 in E minor, Op. 59, No.2

Nelson Lee and Meg Freivogel, violin; Liz Freivogel, viola; and Daniel McDonough, cello

What a thrilling program: a newly commissioned work inspired by the paintings of Caravaggio; an elegy written to memorialize urban social injustice; a hauntingly beautiful quartet by a celebrated English/Irish woman composer; concluding with one of Beethoven’s genre-defining string quartets.

Sunday, January 28, 2024 at 7 p.m.

Claude Debussy: Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor, L. 140
Claude Debussy: Première Rhapsodie for Clarinet and Piano, L. 116
Frédéric Chopin: Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brilliante, Op. 22
Darius Milhaud: Suite for Violin, Clarinet and Piano, Op. 157b
Igor Stravinksy: L’Histoire du soldat Suite for Violin, Clarinet and Piano
John Novacek: Two Rags for Violin, Clarinet and Piano

Jennifer Frautschi, violin; Jon Manasse, clarinet; and Jon Nakamatsu, piano

Two-time Grammy-nominee violinist Jennifer Frautschi joins the award-winning duo of clarinetist Jon Manasse and pianist Jon Nakamatsu in a concert of French, Polish, and Russian flavor, capped by two lively American rags composed for this trio.

Sunday, February 25, 2024 at 7 p.m.

Clara Schumann: Trio in G minor, Op. 17
Phantasiestücke Project – After Robert Schumann
Paul Chihara: Little Dragonfly
David Fulmer: Eldorado
Derek Bermel: Remembrance
Dmitri Shostakovich: Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67

Jesse Mills, violin; Ole Akahoshi, cello; and Rieko Aizawa, piano

The celebrated Horszowski Trio returns with a piano trio by the too-infrequently-performed Clara Schumann and three recently composed short works after the music of her husband, Robert Schumann. Shostakovich’s profoundly moving WWII-era elegy rounds out the evening.

Sunday, March 17, 2024 at 7 p.m.

Francis Poulenc: Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano, FP43
Francis Poulenc: Sonata for Oboe and Piano, in D Major, Op. 166
Viet Cuong: Explain Yourself
Francis Poulenc: selected songs for the ensemble and soprano to be announced
William Grant Still: Vignettes
Gioachino Rossini: Fantaisie Concertante on Themes from Semiramide

Alexander Vvedenskiy, oboe; Bryan Young, bassoon; Irina Kaplan Lande, piano; with guest artist, soprano Shawnette Sulker

The nationally acclaimed Poulenc Trio returns with an extraordinary and unique chamber music program including an introduction to the works of William Grant Still and Viet Cuong. Kohl welcomes the debut of rising star soprano Shawnette Sulker performing songs by French mid-century composer, Francis Poulenc. And what better finale than the music of Rossini.

Pianist JOYCE YANG in Recital
Sunday, April 7, 2024 at 7 p.m.

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: The Seasons, Op. 37a (Selections)
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Seven Preludes from Op. 32 and Op. 23
Modest Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

Dazzling Korean-American pianist Joyce Yang, who captivated Kohl audiences at our 35th Anniversary Gala in 2017, returns with a selection of her favorite preludes by Rachmaninoff and Mussorgsky’s masterful Pictures at an Exhibition for solo piano.

Sunday, May 5, 2024 at 7 p.m.

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Vocalise, Op. 24, No. 14 for Violin and Piano
Nadia Boulanger: Trois pièces for Cello and Piano
Andrea Casarrubios: Silbo for Cello and Piano
George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue for solo piano
Johannes Brahms: Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major, Op. 8

Owen Dalby, violin; Christopher Costanza, cello; and Ilya Yakushev, piano

Virtuosic pianist Ilya Yakushev returns to Kohl in a collaborative concert with members of the elite St. Lawrence String Quartet for a memorable performance of the glorious Brahms Piano Trio, No. 1, but not before marking the 100th anniversary of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with a jazzy piano solo.

St. Lawrence String Quartet cellist and educator Christopher Costanza will offer an informative and lively pre-performance lecture at 6 p.m. in the Kohl Mansion Library before all seven concerts.

Music at Kohl Mansion’s 2023-24 Season is presented at the historic Kohl Mansion’s Great Hall, 2750 Adeline Drive, Burlingame, CA. Subscription tickets for the 7-concert series go on sale July 5 and are priced $345 (adult), $330 (senior) and $150 (age 30 and under). Single tickets will go on sale August 15, 2023, and are priced $58 (general), $55 (senior) and $25 (age 30 and under). To purchase season tickets, call the Box Office at (650) 762-1130 or order online via

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