Kayleen Asbo, Ph.D, is the artistic director of the Mythica Foundaiton for the Arts and a faculty member of the San Francisco Conservatory and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes at UC Berkeley, Dominican University and Sonoma State University.
The Petaluma Historical Library and Museum is a hidden gem of Sonoma County, a gracious building that is one of Sonoma County’s loveliest venues for chamber music concerts, with a fine period piano particularly suited to Romantic music. Of the surprisingly large array of festivities there, one of the most anticipated each spring is the annual appearance of pianist Yura Margulis.
Mr. Margulis is a professor of piano at the Musica and Arts University in Vienna, and the May 25 recital af... more
In ancient Greece there were two gods of music, representing two different musical principles. Apollo, God of the Sun, was associated with intellectual clarity, and his was a kind of music that focused on order, balance, refinement and mathematical precision. Dionysus (known to the Romans of a later age as Bacchus) the god of Drama and Drinking, was connected to music of searing emotional intensity: ecstatically joyful or tragic; blisteringly raw or comedic. Apollonian music is savored with ... more