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.
Cross-border concerts and educational programs, including the binational Youth Orchestra of the Californias
A showcase of engaging presentations and musical performances which reveal the connection between music, science, medicine and technology.
More than 200 students—from beginner to advanced—ages 3-23, including those with special needs. This is the future of excellence.
The 2018 Festival has been an adventurous journey through the well known and the rediscovered.
We’ve heard beloved music such as Mozart’s Haffner Symphony and Mendelssohn’s Scottish Symphony. We’ve been rewarded for following music director Michael Francis to rare and intriguing music such as Stravinsky’s Dumbarton Oaks and Mozart’s Thamos.
As we look toward 2019 and Mozart’s golden years in Vienna we ask you to consider supporting The Mainly Mozart Festival and its mission of bringing world class music to the heart of San Diego.
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.More Info