About Us 2022-08-08T13:05:35+00:00

Our Mission

Inspired by the belief that the arts strengthen communities, Music at Kohl Mansion presents world-class chamber concerts at the historic Kohl Mansion and music education in public schools on the San Francisco Peninsula. Outreach programs provide access to interactive musical experiences for diverse audiences of all ages.

Music at Kohl Mansion (MAKM), the longest-running chamber-music-only presenter on the S.F. Peninsula, is deeply committed to community building through the arts, both in its highly praised mainstage concert series founded in 1983 and in education and community programs that connect people and promote human understanding. MAKM programs enhance the quality of life of Bay Area residents and visitors by reaching out to individuals of all ages, ethnicities and socio-economic backgrounds.


MAKM collaborates with professional musicians, arts organizations, K-12 schools, libraries, service organizations, community centers, and senior residences, providing affordable access and compelling points of entry to cultural and educational experiences for many who could not otherwise participate. These partnerships make possible economies of scale and resource sharing.

Since 1992, MAKM music education programs have touched over 120,000 K-12 students, offering partially subsidized programs for all schools and a 100% subsidy for schools in low-income communities, ensuring that all students have equal exposure and access to arts education.

MAKM responded to the pandemic by shifting its 2020-21 concert season online, and providing dedicated content for K-12 schools, including pre-recorded and real-time virtual classroom visits by artists. A full 2021-22 Season was presented featuring seven live international concerts. Consider making a donation to keep the music and our mission alive. 

General Information

Located on the Mercy High School campus in Burlingame, California, the Kohl Mansion is a jewel-like setting for fine music. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, this 1914 landmark features a gracious setting in the Elizabethan style Great Hall for intimate music on a grand scale. Click here for more information about Kohl Mansion.


Chamber Music Series concerts begin at 7:00 pm unless otherwise noted. Doors will open one half hour before the performance.

Please note that programs are subject to change at any time.

2750 Adeline Drive, Burlingame, CA 94010

To view on Google Maps for interactive directions, click here.

  1. Take Hwy 101 South to Millbrae.
  2. Take Millbrae exit and go West to El Camino.
  3. Go Left on El Camino and go approximately 1 mile to Hillside Blvd.
  4. Turn Right onto Hillside.
  5. Take Hillside to Alvarado and turn Right.
  6. Go to the end of Alvarado to where it intersects Adeline.
  1. Take San Mateo Bridge/Hwy 92 to Hwy 101 North.
  2. Take Broadway exit and go West to El Camino.
  3. Go Right on El Camino, then take 3rd Left onto Hillside.
  4. Take Hillside to Alvarado and turn Right.
  5. Go to the end of Alvarado to where it intersects Adeline.
  1. Take Hwy 280 south to Trousdale exit.
  2. Go Left under Highway and then turn Right onto Skyline Blvd.
  3. Take Skyline Blvd to Hillside and then turn Left.
  4. Take Hillside to Alvarado and turn Left again.
  5. Go to the end of Alvarado to where it intersects Adeline.
  1. Take Hwy 280 North to Trousdale/Burlingame exit.
  2. Turn Right onto Skyline.
  3. Take Skyline Blvd to Hillside and then turn Left.
  4. Take Hillside to Alvarado and turn Left again.
  5. Go to the end of Alvarado to where it intersects Adeline.

The entrance to Mercy High School/Kohl Mansion is at the intersection across the street. You will find free and ample parking on the campus.

Board of Directors

Zerlina Chen Hayes, President

Jay Sato, Vice-President

Valerie Meyer, Vice-President

Jessica Yang, Secretary

Victoria Rosen, Treasurer

Patricia Kristof Moy*, Executive Director

Nancy Lee Jalonen, Immediate Past President

Amy Bayley, RSM
Natalie Cirigliano Brosnan*
Kimberley Chiu
Liz Dossa
Chad Dyner
Steve Epstein
Arathi Govind
Phillip Trujillo

* Ex Officio


Patricia Kristof Moy, Executive Director

Molly Reidy, Program Administrator

Filiz Kohley, Finance and Accounting Services

Lauren Estes, Education Program Coordinator

Amy Leung, Development

Jon Finck, Encore Communications 2.0, Publicity
(jonfincksf@gmail.com )

Saskia Lee, Stage Manager

Richard Links, Recording Engineer

Brandon GreggHouse Manager

Specials Thanks to Our Donors & Supporters

Music at Kohl Mansion is dependent on donations for a significant percentage of its operations. Ticket revenues cover only 30% of the cost of presenting world class performances at Kohl Mansion and visits by artists to San Mateo County schools. The balance is covered by your generous contributions, sponsorships from local businesses, and grants from private foundations.


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  • San Mateo Public Library
Major support is provided by the San Mateo County Arts Commission/Arts Grants Program, Mervyn L. Brenner, Kessinger Family, and Y & H Soda Foundations, Carlstrom Productions, Peninsula Jewish Community Center, San Mateo Public Library, Mercy High School, Kohl Mansion and gifts from generous individual donors.

Contact Us

We invite you to contact Music at Kohl Mansion to order tickets, to inquire about group sales, to find out about volunteer opportunities, educational programs, making a donation or becoming a sponsor. We welcome your questions, your thoughts and your participation. We look forward to hearing from you!

Email: info@musicatkohl.org
Phone: 650.762.1130
Fax: 650.343.8464
Mail: 2750 Adeline Drive, Burlingame, CA 94010