Mozart in the Community
Events and Programs for the San Diego Area
San Diego Makes Music
San Diego, pick up your instruments and play! San Diego Makes Music brings together musicians of all ages and all skill levels in Balboa Park each June to make music in a free open-air event. A specially selected group of San Diego’s amateur musicians sit alongside Mainly Mozart’s Festival Orchestra of all-stars under the baton of Maestro Michael Francis while students and amateurs of all skill levels play along from the audience. We welcome every instrument and every level of music-making! The concert is on Sunday, June 12 at 3:30pm in Balboa Park’s Spreckels Organ Pavilion. For information on how you can participate, click the Contact Us button below.
Students and families of need can enjoy the glory of live music through Mainly Mozart’s Access Amadeus program. Over 1500 tickets are donated each year to families who otherwise would not have access to great classical music performances. Each $15 donation allows one person of need to enjoy a concert of the Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra each June.
Youth Orchestra of the Californias
Students of Mainly Mozart’s Youth Orchestra and Tijuana’s music conservatory – Centro de Artes Musicales – come together each year on both sides of the border as the Youth Orchestra of the Californias – uniting the two nations through the universal language of music.
For more than twenty five years, Mainly Mozart has taken its programs south of the border as “Mozart Binacional.” In Tijuana and other municipalities of Baja California, Mainly Mozart has sponsored music camps and master classes for Mexican student musicians, youth art competitions for youth, in-school music assemblies for thousands of children. Mainly Mozart maintains a close partnership with the Centro de Artes Musicales, Tijuana’s music conservatory, performing together as the Youth Orchestra of the Californias, fostering international goodwill and understanding on both sides of the border. Mainly Mozart has won numerous prestigious awards for its leadership in cross-border cooperation and innovation.
Mainly Mozart Youth Outreach Concerts
Each year, the Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra performs concerts at retirement homes and hospitals, sharing the joy of music and offering valuable performance opportunities and life lessons to our students. If you are interested in scheduling a concert with us, please click the Contact Us button below.
Free Community Jam Sessions
Mainly Mozart’s free community jam sessions engage homeless residents at the San Diego Rescue Mission. Produced in collaboration with music therapists from Resounding Joy, the program allows participants an outlet for creativity that can help to overcome problems of mental illness, addiction, low self-esteem, feelings of isolation, language, and cultural barriers. Jam Sessions serve over 200 members of the San Diego homeless population each year.