Celebrating 30 years of music, Kohl Mansion mines the gold
Burlingame’s Kohl Mansion, arguably the best place to hear chamber music in the Bay Area, has been hosting a concert series for thirty years, and this year’s programs have gone all out to mark this anniversary. On Sunday, December 15, they held a Holiday Gala with three extraordinary opera singers titled, “A Night at the Opera.”
String textures—from Hungarian shock to Brahmsian awe
At their December 9 concert, the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble emphasized the unlikely breadth of string writing with moods that ranged from nostalgic to sarcastic. Like the facility of emotion in black and white photography, which deals in texture rather than color, strings are freighted with feeling in the right hands, perhaps because they have the densest overlap of vibrations of any tonal...