Music at Kohl Mansion welcomes the New York-based Aulos Ensemble with soloist soprano Julianne Baird for a Baroque infused Holiday Gala this Sunday evening. Executive Director Patricia Kristof Moy says the concert benefits their yearlong program called ‘Kohl for Kids’ which reaches about 7500 kids in Peninsula schools through concerts and workshops. Earlier in the afternoon, the Young Chamber Musicians program will be presenting a free concert of piano trios and string quartets in the Mansion’s library.
There’s more information about the concert at the Music at Kohl Mansion website.
The Aulos Ensemble has become a favorite at Kohl Mansion, This is the third time in a dozen years that they’ve performed there, in the unique venue, which Moy describes this way: “A hundred-plus-year-old Tudor mansion in Burlingame, and it’s absolutely gorgeously bedecked for the holidays. It’s a beautiful rose-brick building that has quite a history, and it’s been everything from a private home to a convent to a high school, to an event venue to a concert hall. Of course the acoustics at the Kohl Mansion are the draw. And we’ve had every artist, especially the Aulos Ensemble, in fact, tell us that it is the acoustically most pleasing venue for them as artists to work in, because of the sound that comes back to them on the stage.” They’ll perform works by Rameau, Couperin, Scarlatti, Corrette and Bach, benefitting Kohl for Kids. It will be preceded by a pre-concert talk by musicologist Kai Christiansen, and earlier in the afternoon, the talented artists of their Young Chamber Musicians program will present a free concert of piano trios and string quartets in the Mansion’s library.