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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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Musical Mondays Fall Series

Classical Anatomy: The Evolution of Form

With Kayleen Asbo, Ph. D.


Petaluma Historical Library and Museum
20 Fourth Street, Petaluma
Mondays, 10:30-12:30


Join Dr. Kayleen Asbo, celebrated music historian for the Santa Rosa Symphony for eight weeks of lecture-performances into the evolution of Classical Music, in a series that will bring to new depth and insight to the upcoming season at Weill Hall.


Session I: The History of the Concerto
October 9 – October 30

October 9: From Baroque Beginnings to Mozart’s Masterpieces
October 16: Beethoven’s Revolution
October 23: The Romantic Virtuoso: Schumann, Grieg, Liszt and Tchaikovsky
October 30: The Contemporary Concerto: From Prokoviev and Ravel to Arvo Part’s Credo


Series I Subscription:  $100   Drop in single classes $30


Session II: The History of the Symphony
November 6 – November 27

November 6: From Concerto Grosso to Haydn and Mozart
November 13: Beethoven’s Revolutions
November 20: Schubert, Mendelssohn, Brahms and Rachmaninoff
November 27: The New World: From Dvorak to Leonard Bernstein


Series II Subscription:  $100   Drop in single classes $30


Early Bird Special for all eight classes
Purchase both series by September 1 for only $150!

Registration Information and to Purchase Tickets please click here

Kayleen Asbo Ph.D. is a lecturer for the Santa Rosa Symphony and the San Francisco Opera. A pianist, composer and cultural historian, she is on the faculties of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, the Pacifica Graduate Institute of Santa Barbara and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes at UC Berkeley, Dominical University and Sonoma State University where her classes have been hailed as “a revelation”, “pure passion” and “an addictive blend of joy and education.”

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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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