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Family Series — Free Concerts for All Ages
Family 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
Saturday, December 7, 2014 - 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.
Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 3 pm
Hailed by critics as “absolutely stunning” (Golden Valley Music Society) and "brilliant" (MusicWeb International) the Neave Trio (Anna Williams, violin. Mikhail Veselov, cello, Toni James, piano) has "exceeded the gold standard and moved on to platinum" (Fanfare). The Trio is the first ever Fisch/Axelrod Trio-in-Residence at San Diego State University, with members hailing from the United States, Scotland and Russia. They have enjoyed international success, performing across the United States, South America, UK and Europe in some of the world’s finest concert halls including Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall, Jordan Hall and Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre.
Family Concerts and Musical Conversations at the San Mateo Library are presented jointly by Music at Kohl Mansion and the San Mateo Public Library. Admission is FREE. Programs are funded in part by the Mervyn L. Brenner Foundation, Shirley S. Hort Fund, San Mateo County Arts Commission-Arts Grants Program, Y. & H. Soda Foundation, Carlstrom Productions, San Mateo Daily Journal, and DoubleTree by Hilton SFO.