Concerts 2020-10-20T10:27:22+00:00

Music at Kohl Concerts

Our 2020-21 Season promises the same thrilling musical evenings with world-renowned artists you expect in live or virtual performance as health imperatives allow.

  • Fauré Quartett

    November 1 & 5, 2020 (Virtual)
    7 pm PST
    The Fauré Quartett has established itself as one of the world’s leading piano quartets, visionary in its approach and ...
  • Cellist Amit Peled with Pianist Noreen Polera

    November 15 & 19, 2020 (Virtual)
    7 pm PST
    A musician of profound artistry and charismatic stage presence, Amit Peled with distinguished pianist Noreen Polera performs two Beethoven Cello Sonatas ...
  • Alexander String Quartet

    Sunday, January 24 & 28, 2021 (Virtual)
    7 pm PST
    2021 begins with the perennial audience favorite Alexander String Quartet...

Past Chamber Concerts

  • Ariel Quartet

    Sunday, February 16, 2020 - 7 pm
    Distinguished by its virtuosity, probing musical insight, and impassioned performances, the Ariel Quartet has garnered critical praise worldwide over nearly two decades
  • Violins of Hope World Premiere

    Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 7 pm
    Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Music at Kohl presents the world premiere of Intonations: Songs from the Violins of Hope,
  • Minetti Quartett

    Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 7 pm
    Vienna-based Minetti Quartett brings to Kohl Mansion its "captivating transparency, drama, accuracy ... with lightness and depth"
  • American Chamber Players

    Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 7 pm
    Among today's most exciting and innovative chamber music ensembles, the American Chamber Players perform ...
  • Trio Solisti

    Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 7 pm
    Named “the most exciting piano trio in America” by The New Yorker ...
  • Israeli Chamber Project

    Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 7 pm
    Winners of the 2011 Israeli Ministry of Culture Outstanding Ensemble Award and 2017 Partos Prize in recognition of their passionate musicianship ...
  • Gryphon Trio

    Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 7 pm
    Praised by The New Yorker as “a fresh and vital young participant in what is a golden age of American string quartets ...
  • Trio con Brio Copenhagen

    Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 7 pm
    Since its inception, the Trio con Brio Copenhagen has won most of the international competitions for piano trio ...
  • Music of Remembrance: Banned, Exiled, Murdered!

    Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 7 pm
    This provocatively titled concert features music by composers whose lives, works and careers were profoundly impacted by WW II ...
  • Aeolus Quartet

    Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 7 pm
    Hailed by the Cleveland Plain Dealer as “clearly a string quartet to watch,” ...

Children’s Concerts

While our Children’s Concerts and Family Programs at the San Mateo Library are on necessary hiatus this season, we invite you to go Up, Up, and Away! with Sound Impact’s new digital education program​ Time Travel Goes Digital!

The Sound Impact ensemble, one of Music at Kohl’s education partners, has developed an online series of 10 interactive videos exploring music’s role throughout history. Each episode focuses on a unique theme revealing its connections to music, illustrating culturally responsive vignettes. The program offers wonderful family viewing opportunities – check out the lively and engaging videos, and learn something along the way!  Join the adventure!

For more information, contact Music at Kohl at info@musicatkohl.org or 650.762.1130

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Live Children’s Concerts have been suspended until further notice.

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, 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.

Past Children’s Concerts

Family Series — Free Concerts for All Ages

While our Children’s Concerts and Family Programs at the San Mateo Library are on necessary hiatus this season, we invite you to go Up, Up, and Away! with Sound Impact’s new digital education program​ Time Travel Goes Digital!

The Sound Impact ensemble, one of Music at Kohl’s education partners, has developed an online series of 10 interactive videos exploring music’s role throughout history. Each episode focuses on a unique theme revealing its connections to music, illustrating culturally responsive vignettes. The program offers wonderful family viewing opportunities – check out the lively and engaging videos, and learn something along the way!  Join the adventure!

For more information, contact Music at Kohl at info@musicatkohl.org or 650.762.1130

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Live Family Concerts have been suspended until further notice.

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

  • Musicians from the Valley of the Moon Music Festival – Free Family Concert

    Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 3:00 pm
    Cellist Tanya Tomkins and pianist Eric Zivian, co-founders of Sonoma’s Valley of the Moon Music Festival, will offer a program ...
  • Grupo Falso Baiano – Free Family Concert

    Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 3:00 pm
    Grupo Falso Baiano is a choro group that offers a window into the history and diverse culture of Brazil ...
  • Huckleberry Quartet – Free Family Concert

    Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 3:00 pm
    The Huckleberry Quartet takes young audiences on a whirlwind tour of musical styles and cultural traditions ...
  • Aurio Trio – Free Family Concert

    Saturday, March 5, 2016 - 3:00 pm
    The Aurio Trio – concert pianist Karen Hutchinson, Zachariah Spellman, and Rufus Olivier will bring us a program of familiar favorites ...
  • Quartet San Francisco – Free Family Concert

    Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 3:00 pm
    Three-time Grammy nominee and International Tango competition winner Quartet San Francisco expresses itself ...
  • Neave Trio family-concert-icon-16x16

    Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 3 pm
    FREE FAMILY CONCERT
    Hailed by critics as “absolutely stunning” and “brilliant” the Neave Trio (Anna Williams, violin. Mikhail Veselov, cello, Toni James, piano) has “exceeded ...
  • Lee Trio family-concert-icon-16x16

    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.

Past Special Events