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Mission

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

Music in the Mansion

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
  • 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! Please join us.

  • Family Series—Fun, interactive, one-hour concerts with meet-the-artist receptions
  • Admission-free Family 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.


    Kohl for Kids

    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.


    Board of Directors and Staff

    Ernest L. Littauer, Chairman
    Nancy Lee Jalonen, President
    Karin Albright, Vice-President
    Anita Galeana, Secretary
    Victoria Rosen, Treasurer
    Patricia Kristof Moy*, Executive Director

    Amy Bayley, RSM
    Richard Carlstrom
    Kai Christiansen
    Marlene De Lancie
    Chad Dyner
    Anneke Gaenslen
    Kenneth Gundry
    Valerie Meyer
    Karen Hanrahan*
    Yvonne Upsher
    Alisa Weber
    George Zimmerman
    Laura Zobkiw

    * Ex Officio

    Patricia Kristof Moy, Executive Director (director@musicatkohl.org)
    Yvonne Wun, Program Administrator (admin@musicatkohl.org)
    Paula Wong, Finance and Accounting Services (finance@musicatkohl.org)
    Kai Christiansen, Resident Musicologist and Webmaster (webmaster@musicatkohl.org)
    Anneke Gaenslen & Anita Galeana, Education Co-Chairs (agaensle@comcast.net)
    Michel Taddei, Education Program Consultant (mitaddei65@gmail.com)
    Sarah Vardigans, Production Stage Manager
    Richard Links, Recording Engineer