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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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Russian Virtuoso Jura Margulis

May 27, 2017
7:30 pm
Join us for a magical evening!

$25 in advance and $30 at the door.
Balcony Seating With Elite Beverage Service: $40.
Free to Students.

Purchase Tickets online at Brown Paper Tickets:

 Or call us at 707-778-4398

Once again, world-renowned virtuoso pianist, Jura Margulis returns May 27th to the North Bay with a powerful and uplifting performance to inspire audiences of all ages.

Margulis has developed quite a loyal and dedicated following and we are fortunate to be able to enjoy this concert in the beautiful and acoustically superior Petaluma Historical Library and Museum. Sky Hill Cultural Alliance and the Petaluma Museum Association have been working together for over eight years, bringing high-quality classical music to Petaluma.


Margulis will play his ninth concert on the legendary Henry F. Miller concert grand, which is currently housed in the Petaluma Museum. His first performance on this piano was at the Charles M. Schultz Museum in 2009. This piano was built in Boston in 1899 and has been magnificently restored by JB Piano Company in San Rafael.

Margulis will be playing works by Scarlatti, Scriabin and Brahms.  

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Enjoy complimentary wine and cheese.


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Summer Myth and Music Academy

Join celebrated cultural historian Kayleen Asbo, Ph.D  for a three week Summer Academy of Myth, Music and Art exploring the theme of Men Behaving Badly. Come for the morning session on Mozart’s opera, enjoy lunch in charming downtown Petaluma and then savor the visual delights of an afternoon series on Rodin’s sculptures.

Scandals and Scoundrels
Monday Mornings
10:30 – 12:00

The three Mozart-Da Ponte Operas are considered masterpieces of operatic literature; witty, fully human, with marvelous characters and unforgettable melodies. The “behind-the-scenes” story of their creation is every bit as dramatic as the action on stage–including a consultation with Casanova himself!

June 5:  Marriage of Figaro
June 12: Cosi fan Tutte
June 19: Don Giovanni
Musical guests Amy White, Bonnie Brooks and Jason Byer will bring Mozart’s magnificent arias and duets to life.

This series is recommended to deepen the experience for the San Francisco Opera’s summer production of Don Giovanni. 

Rodin: Scandals in Stone
Afernoons:  1:30 – 3:00

To celebrate Rodin ‘s centenary, we’ll explore the dramatic story of his life.  Born in poverty, Rodin struggled well into midlife and his life was marked by continual love scandals.  His style–raw and  emotionally real–flew in the face of the quest for surface prettiness of his time and are now hailed as a turning point in 20th century art. We’ll trace the profound impact of both Dante and Michelangelo on shaping the imagination of the mature Rodin as he sought to sculpt in stone works that gave expression to the depth of human passion and despair.

June 5: Rodin’s Early Years and Michelangelo’s Influence
June 12: Love, Lust and The Gates of Hell 
June 19: Sacrifice and Surrender: The Burghers of Calais


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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

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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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