For 30 years Mainly Mozart has been the festival where genius lives. With a core commitment to the exceptional, Mainly Mozart produces a boutique experience which tells the story of genius in all of its varied faces. Concerts are performed by world-class artists at intimate venues which capture the spirit of Mozart and the great masters of Western Music.

The Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra is a year-round program which inspires and instructs the next generation of musicians, serves students with cognitive differences and gives these kids a chance to interact with the Festival’s top artists.

Mainly Mozart celebrates the genius within us all as we allow the universal language of music to guide us toward social harmony.

Cross-border concerts and educational programs, including the binational Youth Orchestra of the Californias

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A showcase of engaging presentations and musical performances which reveal the connection between music, science, medicine and technology.

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More than 200 students—from beginner to advanced—ages 3-23, including those with special needs. This is the future of excellence.

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Spotlight Chamber Music

La Jolla, Rancho Santa Fe, and Carlsbad

Hailed as “a moveable feast” by the Los Angeles Times, Mainly Mozart’s intermission-free Spotlight concerts connect concertgoers and artists — with wine receptions included with your concert ticket.

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Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra

Balboa Theatre - June 9, 10, 14, 16, 21 and 23.

Under the baton of Music Director Michael Francis, The Mainly Mozart Festival enters Year Three of a six year exploration of Mozart’s life. Breaking the Mold: From Rebel to Entrepreneur showcases works of Mozart during his early twenties – a time when he was breaking away from a controlling father and, failing to find work, was forced by financial necessity to become the first musical entrepreneur.

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  • “Francis and his ensemble of concertmasters and first chair players from all over the country — and Canada, too — have reached a collaborative level that has everything”

    — San Diego Union Tribune