2018 – Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn
2017 – Dr. Walter Munk
2016 – Dr. Andrew Viterbi
2015 – Dr. Irwin M. Jacobs
Genius Weekend Showcase
Friday, June 7 | Private Home | BUY TICKETS
7:00pm-10:00pm – Showcase
An elegant evening in an exquisite private home, celebrating genius and honoring UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep Khosla. Maestro Michael Francis moderates an hour-long showcase of brilliant musical vignettes performed by pianist and McArthur Genius Jeremy Denk. L.A. Philharmonic Concertmaster martin Chalifour and members of the all-star Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra will also perform.
Dress rehearsal featuring Michael Francis and the all-star Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra at the Balboa Theatre.
Sensory-friendly concert for people on the autism spectrum and their families at Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation.
Michael Francis, conductor | Jeremy Denk, piano
7:00pm – Pre-concert Overture Event
8:00pm – Concert
Handel – Royal Fireworks Music, HWV 351
Mozart – Piano Concerto No. 19, K. 459, F Major
Mozart – Mauerische Trauermusik (Masonic Funeral Music), K. 447
Mendelssohn – Symphony No. 5, Op. 107, D Major (Reformation)
Guests join with San Diego’s tech industry leaders and Michael Francis and the Festival Orchestra for Genius Night, celebrating local innovators and honoring UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep Khosla at Sparks Gallery in the Gaslamp Quarter. Winning entries from Mainly Mozart’s North American Art Competition for artists with autism “Finding your Inner MozArt” will be on display.
The Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra performs alongside the all-star Festival Orchestra in a workshop performance led by Maestro Michael Francis.
Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra year-end celebration in a spectacular San Diego residence.
The Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra All-Ensembles Concert at the Balboa Theatre; Hernan Constantino, Music Director.