Amadeus! Gala Celebration
Saturday January 26, 2019
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Spotlight Chamber Music
Series 2019
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Classical Evening at Morgan Run
Saturday, February 9
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Mainly Mozart
Youth Orchestra
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For over 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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End of Festival Appeal

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.


Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra 2019

Balboa Theatre - June 8, 13, 15, 20 and 22

Under the baton of Music Director Michael Francis, The Mainly Mozart Festival enters year four of a six year exploration of Mozart’s life. Vienna:The Golden Years showcases works of Mozart during his mid twenties – a time when he was creating some of his best loved music. This period is defined by Mozart the entrepreneur as he developed several successful subscription concerts of his own music.

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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