2016 Sponsorship Opportunities

 

The Prodigy Year: The Journey Begins

Mainly Mozart and The Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra rely upon sponsors to produce the level of art and arts education that our community has come to rely on over the past twenty-eight years. Sponsors are recognized in the same generous spirit with which gifts are made, and Mainly Mozart works hard to ensure that recognition methods are aligned to the donor’s wishes. Mainly Mozart is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation. Please contact us for more information about sponsoring one or more of Mainly Mozart’s concerts, series or programs.

  • The 2016 Mainly Mozart Festival is our more ambitious and diverse ever, featuring:

    • Six performances of the all-star Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra at The Balboa Theatre, Downtown
    • Six free-to-ticket-holder Overture lecture/performances at The Balboa Theatre, Downtown
    • Five free-to-the-public open rehearsals of the Festival Orchestra at The Balboa Theatre, Downtown
    • Four days of Mozart & the Mind – blending music with science and medicine through lectures, displays and performances
    • Three performances featuring the Festival Chamber Players in intimate downtown venues
    • One Opera, written when Mozart was only twelve
    • One theatrical performance displaying a very interesting side of prodigy
    • One lively night of song and music by a 14-year old prodigy singer/composer/pianist
    • One free-to-the-public open-air concert featuring The Festival Orchestra alongside adult amateur musicians
    • One free concert in downtown San Diego featuring Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra’s Advanced Orchestra
    • One matinee performance of the Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra, including a side-by-side with the all-star Festival Orchestra

    The Lead Sponsor of the Mainly Mozart Festival receives front-and-center year-round recognition and invitations as the sponsor of Mainly Mozart’s signature event.

  • Six breathtaking concerts at downtown San Diego’s historic Balboa Theatre featuring concertmasters and principal players from the nation’s leading orchestras under the baton of Music Director Michael Francis in a Year One exploration of Mozart as prodigy.

  • June 4 – Piano prodigy Umi Garrett; Mozart’s Opera “Bastien und Bastienne” and the Festival Orchestra; Michael Francis conducts

    Concert Sponsors
    Charlene Abrahamson; Jerry Heller, Helen Hodges; Reinette & Marvin Levine; M. Ernest Ligon, Jr. & Donna Fabri

    Opera Sponsors
    John & Raffaella Belanich; Peter & Jane Polgar

    June 8 – Pianist Anne-Marie McDermott and the Festival Orchestra; William Preucil leads from the violin – Jerry Heller, Jackson Design & Remodeling, Joan & Irwin Jacobs

    June 11 – Pianist Adam Neiman and The San Diego Master Chorale with the Festival Orchestra; Michael Francis conducts – Alexandra Pearson & Paul Meschler, Anne Taubman

    June 15 – Violinist James Ehnes and the Festival Orchestra; Michael Francis conducts – Jerry Heller – One co-sponsorship at $10,000 remains available.

    June 18 – Piano Prodigy Gavin George and the Festival Orchestra; Michael Francis conducts. Dr. Ronald & Susan Heller, Jack McGrory

    Benefits of Concert Sponsorship include Festival concert program advertising, announcements, tickets, website presence, signage, special invitations and much more.

  • The Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra performs side-by-side at Balboa Park’s Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Sunday June 12 at 3pm with some of San Diego’s most accomplished amateur musicians in a free, outdoor concert. Maestro Michael Francis conducts. Everyone is welcome! Last year’s event attracted over 1,500 participants.

    Presenting Co-Sponsor: Joan & Irwin Jacobs – partial sponsorship at $10,000 remains available

    Producing Sponsor: $10,000

    Music Commission Underwriter (one available): $2,000

    Based upon level of sponsorship, sponsors are recognized with print and electronic advertising, signage, website presence and more.

  • Members of the all-star Festival Orchestra perform chamber music in intimate Downtown San Diego settings June 2-16, 2016 as part of the annual Mainly Mozart Festival.

    The Chamber Players Lead Sponsor will be recognized prominently in the series concert program, in print materials and social media, on the Mainly Mozart website, in signage, introductions from stage, tickets and more.

  • Members of the all-star Festival Orchestra perform chamber music as part of the annual Mainly Mozart Festival.

    • June 2 at St. Paul’s Cathedral, Downtown – Alexandra Pearson & Paul Meschler
    • June 7 at St. Paul’s Cathedral, Downtown – $5,000
    • June 16 at The Westgate Hotel, Versailles Room – $5,000 (preceded by free prodigy concert/presentation)

    Sponsors receive concert program recognition, inclusion in print materials and social media, signage, introductions from stage, tickets and more.

  • An opportunity to form a lasting relationship with a world-class soloist or emerging prodigy ($5,000); a member of the all-star Festival Orchestra ($1,750); or a Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra Artistic Leader (Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra Music Director Hernan Constantino – $10,000; Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra Associate Music Director Jane Frey – $7,500) while providing core support to Mainly Mozart’s programs.

    Mainly Mozart Festival Music Director Michael Francis Sponsor: Jo Ann Kilty

    Spotlight Series Curator Anne-Marie McDermott Sponsor: Phyllis & Gordon Harris

    Mainly Mozart Festival Concertmaster William Preucil Sponsor: Russell & Mary Johnson

    Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra Soloist Gavin George Sponsor: Christopher Weil & Company, Inc.

    Chamber Players Curator Ronald Thomas Sponsor: Steve & Sue Hart

    Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra Members

    For detailed information on available artists, Contact Us.

  • Sponsors are paired with their “adopted” artists at a luncheon in downtown San Diego following a rehearsal of The Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra at The Balboa Theatre. Approximate attendance: 100

  • We throw open the doors to the 1337-seat Balboa Theatre for free dress rehearsals of the Festival Orchestra. Sponsors can designate use of ticket blocks, or choose to be recognized for this public offering.

    Five available: June 4, 8, 10, 15,17

  • All Festival concerts held at the Balboa Theatre feature fascinating “Overture” lecture/performances from 6:30-7:00pm, free to all ticket holders.

    Five Overture events are available: June 4, 8, 11,15,17

  • Sunday, June 12 at 7:30 p.m.

    This one-woman tour-de-force is the true and untold story of Nannerl Mozart, the sister of Amadeus – a prodigy, a keyboard virtuoso and composer, who performed throughout Europe with her brother to equal acclaim, but whose work and story faded away, lost to history as she acceded to the role of wife and mother, according to the social dictates of her time.  The Other Mozart was created by and stars Sylvia Milo. The show has been called “Strikingly beautiful,” (New York Times), “A gem of a show,” (The Stage, London), has received two New York Innovative Theatre Awards, and DRAMA DESK and off-Broadway Alliance Award nominations.

  • Friday, June 17 at 7:30 p.m. (with Mozart & the Mind pre-concert lecture at 6:30 p.m.)

    Recognized by the Guinness World Records as “The World’s Youngest Solo Musician to Head-line His Own Concert Tour,” 14-year-old Ethan Bortnick has been performing around the world, raising over $40,000,000 for charities across the globe.  In addition to appearances on the Tonight Show (4 times), Good Morning America (2 times), Oprah (2 times), the Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, and all major U.S. networks, Ethan is a stand-out as a fundraiser for public radio and television. His 2010 concert special on PBS aired over 600 times nationwide, and his 2014 concert special, The Power of Music, which he created and hosted, aired over 1,500 times, was the #1 Public Television Concert pledge show in 2014/15, and continues to air nationally. Ethan is also the youngest solo headliner in Las Vegas and has starred in a feature film, Anything is Possible, for which he co-wrote 10 songs, scored the film and played the main character.

  • This innovative series investigates the role of music in our lives through extraordinary concerts and presentations that blend music with science and medicine. In 2016, Mozart & the Mind will be four days focused on prodigy and childhood development, filled with:

    • Lectures for medical professionals, music lovers and public
    • Pre-concert presentations/performances ($2,500 sponsorship; June 15, 17 and 18 available)
    • Community partner displays and demonstrations ($1,500 and up)
  • This innovative series investigates the role of music in our lives through extraordinary concerts and presentations that blend music with science and medicine. In 2016, Mozart & the Mind will be four days focused on prodigy and childhood development, filled with:

    • Lectures for medical professionals, music lovers and public
    • Pre-concert presentations/performances
    • Community partner displays and demonstrations
  • This innovative series investigates the role of music in our lives through extraordinary concerts and presentations that blend music with science and medicine. In 2016, Mozart & the Mind will be four days focused on prodigy and childhood development, filled with:

    • Lectures for medical professionals, music lovers and public
    • Pre-concert presentations/performances
    • Community partner displays and demonstrations
  • Some of the world’s greatest minds in music-brain research and therapy will gather in San Diego from June 15-18. Select from among renowned music therapy pioneer Dr. Concetta Tomaino; leaders in current research on prodigy – Drs. Joanne Ruthsatz, Gary McPherson, and Isabelle Peretz; neuroscientists Scott Makeig, Ani Patel and Laurel Trainor – to name just a few.

    Your sponsorship will give you full VIP access to all Mozart & the Mind events and concerts.

  • This innovative series investigates the role of music in our lives through extraordinary concerts and presentations that blend music with science and medicine. In 2016, Mozart & the Mind will be four days focused on prodigy and childhood development, filled with:

    • Lectures for medical professionals, music lovers and public
    • Pre-concert presentations/performances
    • Community partner displays and demonstrations
  • This innovative series investigates the role of music in our lives through extraordinary concerts and presentations that blend music with science and medicine. In 2016, Mozart & the Mind will be four days focused on prodigy and childhood development, filled with:

    • Lectures for medical professionals, music lovers and public
    • Pre-concert presentations/performances
    • Community partner displays and demonstrations

    Prodigy Circle members enjoy all Mozart & the Mind lectures (13, performances (4) and receptions (2), plus donor listing and $180 tax-deductibility – $1,000 per person

  • Saturday, June 18 – Mainly Mozart’s second annual Genius Night celebrates genius in the spirit of Mozart, recognizing San Diego’s leading minds as well as world leaders in music-brain research. Chaired by Viasat Co-Founder Steve Hart and EvoNexus Founder Rory Moore and led by a power-packed 12-member host committee, attendees are hosted to a pre-concert reception at EvoNexus’s downtown incubator, followed by The Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra’s closing night concert at The Balboa Theatre.

  • Saturday, June 18 – Mainly Mozart’s second annual Genius Night celebrates genius in the spirit of Mozart, recognizing San Diego’s leading minds as well as world leaders in music-brain research. Chaired by Viasat Co-Founder Steve Hart and EvoNexus Founder Rory Moore and led by a power-packed 12-member host committee, attendees are hosted to a pre-concert reception at EvoNexus’s downtown incubator, followed by The Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra’s closing night concert at The Balboa Theatre.

  • Saturday, June 18 – Mainly Mozart’s second annual Genius Night celebrates genius in the spirit of Mozart, recognizing San Diego’s leading minds as well as world leaders in music-brain research. Chaired by Viasat Co-Founder Steve Hart and EvoNexus Founder Rory Moore and led by a power-packed 12-member host committee, attendees are hosted to a pre-concert reception at EvoNexus’s downtown incubator, followed by The Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra’s closing night concert at The Balboa Theatre.

    Genius Circle (includes donor listing plus two VIP tickets to the June 18 closing night concert of the Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra, pre-concert Genius Night reception at EvoNexus and post-concert Closing Night donor reception with featured scientists and Festival artists) – $2,500

  • Saturday, June 18 – A post-concert celebration for 300 of San Diego’s social and community leaders, major donors, Festival artists, and leading music-brain researchers.

  • Saturday, June 18 – A post-concert celebration for 300 of San Diego’s social and community leaders, major donors, Festival artists, and leading music-brain researchers.

  • Club Amadeus is Mainly Mozart’s “insider’s experience”, limited to membership of 200. Members form close bonds to Mainly Mozart’s family of artists, to the music, and to one another through intimate concert experiences in private residences, the best seats for Mainly Mozart’s year-round concerts, and travel opportunities.

  • Club Amadeus is Mainly Mozart’s “insider’s experience”, limited to membership of 200. Members form close bonds to Mainly Mozart’s family of artists, to the music, and to one another through intimate concert experiences in private residences, the best seats for Mainly Mozart’s year-round concerts, and travel opportunities.

    • March 20, 2016 featuring piano prodigy Umi Garrett in Downtown San Diego – $5,000
    • September, 2016 (date and artists TBA) – $5,000
    • December, 2016 (date and artists TBA) – $5,000
  • Club Amadeus is Mainly Mozart’s “insider’s experience”, limited to membership of 200. Members form close bonds to Mainly Mozart’s family of artists, to the music, and to one another through intimate concert experiences in private residences, the best seats for Mainly Mozart’s year-round concerts, and travel opportunities. Membership includes year-round concert tickets and invitation to get up-close with world-class artists in intimate in-home concerts.

  • Since 1996, Mainly Mozart has produced world-class chamber music in intimate settings from January through April. The five-concert Spotlight Series at TSRI La Jolla begins with a 6:30-7:30 reception, ideal for entertaining clients or meeting Mainly Mozart’s affluent and educated patrons. An hour-long intermission-free concert featuring some of the world’s top chamber musicians follows. After the concert, sponsors and artists adjourn to Piatti – La Jolla for dinner and a chance to form deep relationships.

  • Since 1996, Mainly Mozart has produced world-class chamber music in intimate settings from January through April. The five-concert Spotlight Series at The Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club (January 10-May 1, 2016), begins with a 5:00 champagne welcome, followed at 5:30 by an hour-long intermission-free concert featuring some of the world’s top chamber musicians. At 6:30, all guests enjoy a hosted post-concert reception with the featured artists. Spotlight Series at The Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club is an ideal setting at which to entertain clients or meet Mainly Mozart’s affluent and educated patrons.

  • Since 1996, Mainly Mozart has produced world-class chamber music in intimate settings from January through April. The Spotlight Series at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Carlsbad is the Spotlight Series’ only matinee performance, with hour-long intermission-free concert featuring some of the world’s top chamber musicians that begin at 2:00 pm.

    • The Auditorium at TSRI, La Jolla – January 9: Christopher Weil & Company, Inc. and Jamison Advertising Group
    • Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club – January 10: Kate Leonard & Richard Forsyth – $5,000 to co-sponsor

    Geoff Nuttall, violin; Amy Schwartz Moretti, violin; Roberto Diaz, viola; Christopher Costanza, cello; Anne-Marie McDermott, piano perform Dvorak Terzetto in C Major and Piano Quartet in A Major


    • The Auditorium at TSRI, La Jolla – February 27: Jerry Heller
    • Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club – February 28: Dr. Franklin & Jeanee Lusby and Danford & Nancy Hand – Two co-sponsorships available at $2,500
    • St. Elizabeth Seton, Carlsbad – February 28: Rick Anderson and Bobbie Hoder

    Szymanowski Quartet and Attaca Quartet perform Mozart Divertimento/ Mozart String Quartet in G/Mendelssohn Octet


    • The Auditorium at TSRI, La Jolla – March 12: Christopher Weil & Company, Inc. and Jerry Heller
    • Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club – March 13: Dallas Boggs & Dr. Susan Fellows and Glen & Linda Freiberg – Two co-sponsorships available at $2,500

    Stefan Jackiw, violin; Michael Nicolas, cello; Ji, piano perform Mozart Piano Trio/Arvo Part “Mozart Adagio”/Mendelssohn Piano Trio


    • The Auditorium at TSRI, La Jolla – April 2: Reinette & Marvin Levine and Peter Manes & Yoko Sakaguchi
    • Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club – April 3: $10,000 – or $5,000 to co-sponsor
    • St. Elizabeth Seton, Carlsbad – April 3: $3,500

    Husband-wife team Tara Helen O’Connor, flute and Daniel Phillips, violin with husband-wife team Cynthia Phelps, viola and Ronald Thomas, cello perform Mozart Flute Quartet/Debussy Syrinx/Devienne Duo for Flute and Viola/Beethoven String Trio.


    • The Auditorium at TSRI, La Jolla – April 30: Coldwell Banker and Vontobel Swiss Wealth Advisors AG
    • Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club – May 1: DeAnn Cary – $5,000 to co-sponsor
    • St. Elizabeth Seton, Carlsbad – May 1: Rick Anderson and Bobbie Hoder

    Steven Copes, violin; Hsin-Yun Huang, viola; Peter Wiley, cello; David Shifrin, clarinet; David Jolley, horn; Anne-Marie McDermott, piano perform Beethoven Clarinet Trio/Dohnanyi Sextet

    • February 6 (2pm) – Lincoln High School Performing Arts Center: Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation
    • February 6 (6pm) – Lincoln High School Performing Arts Center: Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation
    • April 30 – Auditorium at TSRI, La Jolla (free admission) – Instrumental Competition Performance: $1,500
    • May 1 – Solana Beach Presbyterian Church (free admission) – Senior Recital/Rising Stars Concert: Christopher Weil & Company, Inc.
    • May 21 – Francis Parker School Auditorium (free admission) – Suzuki/Beginning/Intermediate Strings, Intermediate Orchestra, Winds and Brass: $1,500
    • June 3 – FESTIVAL OPENING CONCERT featuring the Advanced Orchestra (free admission): Kate Leonard & Richard Forsyth
    • June 5 at the Balboa Theatre, including a side-by-side with the Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra: Neil & Sonya Johnson and Robert & Anne Plumb
  • Mainly Mozart Festival and Cleveland Orchestra Concertmaster William Preucil, Cleveland Orchestra violinist Sonja Braaten Molloy, Rochester Philharmonic Concertmaster Julianne Athayde, Nashville Symphony Concertmaster Jun Iwasaki along with other of the nation’s top orchestral musicians audition members of the Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra and our partner, Tijuana’s Centro de Artes Musicales, for the opportunity to be coached for one week in June by these master musicians, culminating in a public chamber music performance in June 2016, where these students have a lifetime opportunity to perform chamber music in small ensembles with some of the nation’s leading musicians.

  • Countless additional underwriting opportunities exist for the Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra. Among them:

    • Scholarships (both skill- and need-based) – $1,100 per full scholarship
    • Concert tickets for families
    • Sponsorships for concerts in senior centers and hospitals – $1,500 each (3 available)
    • Underwriting of teaching staff, sectionals and coaching
 
 
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