About Mainly Mozart


Our mission is to enrich the lives of today’s and tomorrow’s passionate music lovers by connecting them to the genius and innovation of Mozart and the Masters, to world-class musicians and music-making, and to each other.


For thirty years, Mainly Mozart has been a mission-driven organization with one guiding inspiration: Mozart. His music, his mastery, and all that he embodied as a multi-faceted man inspires our mission and vision—and is what sets us apart. Mozart personifies much more than classical music. He exemplifies prodigy, composer, genius, innovator, collaborator—and Mainly Mozart is driven to express these qualities in everything we produce.

Artistic Leadership

Michael Francis / Mainly Mozart Festival Music Director
Mainly Mozart’s dynamic Music Director Michael Francis has quickly established himself as a conductor of international reputation, forging collaborations with the world’s leading orchestras. Just months after his appointment as Music Director of the Mainly Mozart Festival in late 2014, his appointment as Music Director of The Florida Orchestra was announced. >> Read More

William Preucil / Festival Orchestra Concertmaster / Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra Advisor
William Preucil has been Concertmaster of the Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra since its first performance in 1989. He also serves as Artistic Advisor to the Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra. >> Read More
Anne-Marie McDermott / Spotlight Chamber Music Series Curator
Spotlight Series Curator since 2012, pianist Anne-Marie McDermott balances a versatile career as soloist and collaborator, performing over 100 recitals, concerti, and chamber music concerts yearly.

Mainly Mozart 2018 Season Concerts Featuring
Anne-Marie McDermott

Friday, June 1, 2018 | 7:00pm - Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club

Saturday, June 2, 2018 | 7:30pm - The Auditorium at the Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla

Sunday, June 3, 2018 | 2:30pm - Schulman Auditorium at Dove Library, Carlsbad

Saturday, June 9, 2018 | 7:30pm - Balboa Theatre, Downtown San Diego

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Hernan Constantino / Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra / Music Director
Actively involved in the San Diego classical music scene since 1990, Hernan Constantino is Music Director/Conductor of Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra’s Intermediate and Advanced Orchestras. Mr. Constantino enjoys a three-pronged career: that of violinist, conductor, and educator. >> Read More
Jane Frey / Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra / Associate Music Director
Jane Gayle Frey is a highly accomplished musician and educator with more than 30 years of experience. She has performed with nationally-recognized orchestras and served as a faculty member and professor at two San Diego universities. >> Read More


Nancy Laturno / Executive Director

Nancy Laturno founded Mainly Mozart with Maestro David Atherton in 1988. Under Laturno’s leadership, Mainly Mozart has grown from a two week festival into a year-round producer of world-class orchestral and chamber music concerts, youth orchestra, outreach for students and adults, and innovative programs such as Music & the Mind. She is responsible for  all aspects of the organization’s strategic, artistic and operational planning and implementation.

Ehren Bollenbacher / Operations Manager

Ehren is responsible for day-to-day administration of the office, and serves as liaison to the Board of Directors, Advisory Council, business partners, and vendors.  He manages administrative operations and production.  Ehren joined Mainly Mozart in February 2014

Constance Bettino / VIP Concierge
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Constance is the liaison for our family of Club Amadeus members and generous supporters, assisting with tickets reservations, seating preferences, event information, and at-event welcomes.  She also works with our team of volunteers who help make our events possible.  Constance has been with Mainly Mozart since 2010.

Abigail Choi / Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra Administrator
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Abigail manages the operations of our two hundred member Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra, working closely with students and their families. Her instinct for social media allows her to bring Mainly Mozart to a new generation. She is also a freelance violist and private teacher in the San Diego area.  Abigail joined Mainly Mozart in December 2016.

Drew Cady / Concerts Manager & Technical Producer
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Drew has coordinated all aspects of Mainly Mozart’s behind-the-scenes work that culminates in the events of our Spotlight, Festival Orchestra, and Genius Weekend series for the past 18 years.  Drew works with artists, business partners, and vendors to ensure that all the details are covered for a spectacular performance for our patrons.

Luis Alarid / Systems Manager

Luis oversees Box Office Operations, setting up concerts and events for sale on the website and in-house, managing data systems and project workflow within the office, updating the website, and providing computer and design technical assistance.  Luis has been with Mainly Mozart since 2010.

Katie McBride / Executive Assistant
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Katie serves as Executive Director Nancy Laturno’s right-hand, including managing her schedule. Katie also oversees all special events, Mainly Mozart merchandise and community outreach. She has a strong role in patron relations, primarily with Mainly Mozart’s Adopt-an-Artist program and Encore Travel and Events.  Katie joined Mainly Mozart in May 2017.

Board of Directors

DeAnn Cary, Ph.D Chair
Dr. Ronald Heller President
Steve Hart VP of Strategic Development
Dr. Johan Brahme Vice President
Amy Chiu Treasurer
Linda Satz Secretary
Alida Guajardo de Cervantes Director, Mozart Binacional
Dr. Jerry Heller Member at Large
Anne Taubman Member at Large
Alexandra Pearson Immediate Past Chair
  • Risa Baron
  • Mark Burgess
  • James Clark
  • Phyllis Harris
  • Reinette Levine
  • M. Ernest Ligon, Jr.
  • Peter Manes
  • Esther Nahama
  • Marsha Sewell

Advisory Council

  • Charlene Abrahamson
  • Vernon Aguirre
  • Ann Spira Campbell
  • Irene Chandler
  • Larry R. Clapper
  • Marcus Di Fiore
  • Lauren DiBiase
  • Diana Dougan
  • Charles Freebern
  • Doug Friedman
  • Helen Hodges
  • George Howard
  • Dea Hurston
  • Reginald Jones
  • Jo Ann Kilty
  • Claude Kordus
  • Michelle La Grandeur
  • Kate Leonard
  • David Loseke
  • Michel Lussier
  • Kathryn Martin
  • Adam Martindale
  • Ron McMillan
  • Ilene Mittman
  • Mai-Lan Nguyen
  • Mauricio Monroy Rojas
  • Dan Ratelle
  • Elaine A. Rogers
  • Nina Sabban
  • Gretchen Vik
  • Christopher Weil
  • Patricia Weil
  • Richard Woltman

Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra Council

  • Risa Baron
  • Jing Bourgeois
  • Julie Burgess
  • Leslie Campbell
  • Charles Freebern
  • Jane Frey
  • Sonya Johnson
  • Ilene Mittman
  • Becky Roberts
  • Anne Thomas