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With its stunning acoustics, intimate size and classic architectural interior, the Petaluma Historical Library and Museum affords performers and concert goers alike the ultimate in sound experience.  Based around the 1899 Henry F. Miller Piano, the Museum has featured classical performances by such greats as Nigel Armstrong and Miles Graber, Jura Margulis, Elizabeth Walter, Yun Chu, Amy Hiraga, Shu-Yi-Pai, Nanci Severance, Peter Wyrick, Matthew Young,  the 5 B concert featuring Judiyaba, Marilyn Thompson and Roy Zajac, Jillian Boye and others.

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The Outrageous Muse: An Evening with Alma Mahler

Friday, March 31 at 8 pm
Petaluma Historical Library & Museum
20 4th Street (Corner of 4th & B) in Downtown Petaluma

Wife of three extraordinary men (composer Gustav Mahler, architect Walter Gropius, and novelist Franz Werfel), lover of artists Klimt and Kokoshka and muse for many more men of genius, Alma Mahler (1879-1964) was a composer of formidable talent in her own right.

She stood at the very center of fin-de-siecle Viennese cultural life. Her story is one of the most scandalous—and ultimately triumphant–stories you’ll ever encounter.

Join us for an unforgettable evening of song and story as we celebrate the greatest muse of all time and the magnificent art and music that swirled around the “prettiest girl of Vienna.”

Kayleen Asbo, piano and story
Karen Clark, contralto
Karen Rosenak, piano accompaniment

Music of Gustav and Alma Mahler, Alexander Zemlinsky and Johannes Brahms

$30 General Seating
$40 Balcony Seating

Reservations Available Here for Online Purchase!

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Musical Mondays:

Spring Term:
The Spirit of Dance, Folksong and Nationalism
at the Petaluma Historical Museum
With Kayleen Asbo, Ph.D.

Join celebrated music historian and pianist Kayleen Asbo, Ph.D for a series of inspiring and enlightening lecture-performances.

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“Kayleen Asbo is a force of nature. She has the rare ability not to just educate and entertain-but also to inspire”
Alan Silow, President of the Santa Rosa Symphony

Monday, March 20 – The Scandanavian Spirit:  Grieg and Norse Myth

Monday, March 27 – The Eastern European Spirit:  Dvorak, Janacek and Bartok

Monday, April 3 – The Russian Spirit:  Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Moussorgsky, Stravinsky

Monday, April 10 – The English Spirit:  Elgar, Vaughn-Williams, Quilter and Finzi

Monday, April 17 – The Spanish Spirit:  DeFalla, Mompou, Granados, Albeniz


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Museum Location and Hours

The Petaluma Historical Museum is located at 20 Fourth Street,
in downtown Petaluma, CA 94952.  (707) 778-4398

Hours Thursday through Saturday:  10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.


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