Music at Kohl Mansion is dedicated to enhancing the cultural fabric of the San Francisco Peninsula by providing quality chamber music and music education in the unique and historic setting of the Kohl Mansion and in local schools.

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. It is the perfect venue for the variety of musical programs consistently offered by Music at Kohl Mansion:

Chamber Series—Our traditional seasonal riches for music lovers

Family Series—Fun, interactive, 1 hour concerts with meet-the-artist receptions

After every concert in every series, a reception is held within the lovely setting of the Mansion, where audience and artists meet and mingle in a single interactive community. No other musical organization offers anything like this!

From its inception, Music at Kohl Mansion has considered music education for children a central part of its mission. Music making engages the entire brain: students with experience in the arts score highest on tests of creativity, expression and problem-solving. Establishing a vital and engaging relationship with music gives students a gift that will continue to enrich and delight them for life.

Music at Kohl Mansion has supplemented school programs in a variety of ways:

Over 36 interactive workshops and 30 classroom sessions per year for more than 4,500 San Mateo County children

10 master classes in middle and high schools
Study guides tied to California reading, math and science curricula

Children’s Concerts—45 minutes of musical entertainment for children of all ages

Over 50,000 children have benefited in the past 10 years. We intend to fulfill this mission for many more years to come.
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Simeon - 15 Dec 2009