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MAINLY MOZART FESTIVAL 2019
CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Michael Francis, Music Director

Mainly Mozart Festival Opening Concert with Derek Paravicini
Thursday, May 30 | The Conrad, La Jolla | BUY TICKETS

8:00pm – Concert with Derek Paravicini, piano
10:00pm-11:00pm – VIP Reception

Pianist Derek Paravicini, “The Human Jukebox,” has performed in concert halls across Europe and the US. Blind and autistic, he has been featured three times on 60 Minutes as well as in Adam Ockelford’s best-selling book In The Key of Genius.

Derek and his teacher Adam return to Mainly Mozart by popular demand!


Mozart & the Mind Showcase
Friday, May 31 | Allen Airways Flying Museum, Gillespie Field, El Cajon | BUY TICKETS

7:00pm-10:00pm

Featuring:
Temple Grandin – Keynote Presentation
Alex Pruetting – Piano
Victoria Rose Womble- Vocals
Chi-Ling Wu – Piano and more
Clayton Freeman – Sax
Adam Mandela Walden – Cello
Derek Paravicini – Piano


Mozart & the Mind Symposium & Expo Day One
Saturday, June 1 | Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall | BUY TICKETS

11:00am-4:00pm – Symposium & Expo
4:00pm-4:45pm – Books signing
5:00pm-7:00pm – Temple Grandin keynote; Derek Paravicini concert

Day one: The power of investing time, energy and resources into uncovering interests and nurturing strengths, rather than exclusively addressing problems or challenges.

Saturday Speakers include:
Thomas Iland – Charismatic Speaker and Autistic Advocate
Temple Grandin – Keynote Presentation: Finding Your Inner Mozart
Kristine Barnett – Mozart in Flashcards & Physics
Dr. Darold Treffert (Video) – The Savant Syndrome: Those Incredible “Islands of Genius”
Dr. Edlyn Peña & Diego Peña – Mozart in Prose
Annette & Matteo Musso – Mozart in Poetry
Dr. Rosa Martinez – Mozart in Paint
Dr. Thomas Fabricus – Mozart Decoding – Hyperlexia
Bryan Mischler & Vivian Hazell – Neurodiversity and Strength-Based Transitions to Adulthood

San Diego Regional Center Clients:
The San Diego Regional Center will cover one Saturday-Only pass to June 1, or one All-Access pass to June 1 and 2.
Instructions:  Call Mainly Mozart at (619) 239-0100, ext 2 with your name, billing address, phone number, and email address, along with your credit card info to hold one pass. You will only be charged if you do not attend the event. If you reserve a pass and cannot attend the event, you must let the Mainly Mozart Box Office know by May 30 to avoid being charged.

Mozart & the Mind Symposium & Expo Day Two
Sunday, June 2 | The Auditorium at TSRI, La Jolla | BUY TICKETS

11:00am-4:00pm – Symposium & Expo

Day two: Practical Strategies to help families and professionals amplify and expand interests, strengths or talents, culminating in an interactive expert panel addressing questions from the audience.

Sunday Speakers include:
Thomas Iland – Charismatic Speaker and Autistic Advocate
Dr. Susan Baum – Keynote Presentation: What is Twice Exceptionality?
Dr. Assal Habibi – Music and the Brain
Blythe Lagasse & Michelle Hardy – The Role of Music Therapy
Chantal Sicile-Kira – A Guide to Understanding, Empowering and Living a Full Life
Keri Bowers – Autism, Art and Film
Dr. Laurence A. Becker, PhD – FIERCE LOVE and ART, a film about Autism and Creative Genius

Panel Discussion – Finding Mozart Building Blocks for Enrichment Programs

Films from the University of Exeter’s Exploring Diagnosis Project featuring artists from the Art of Autism


Mozart & the Mind Concert Showcase: Music, Inspiration and Autism
Sunday, June 2 | Bread and Salt, Logan Heights | FREE EVENT – REGISTER FOR TICKETS

7:00pm – Concert

A night of music and inspiration featuring pianist ChiLing Wu, cellist Adam Mandela Walden, saxophonist/pianist Alexander Pruetting and other autistic musicians.


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.


Open Rehearsal
Saturday, June 8 | Balboa Theatre | FREE EVENT

10:30am

Dress rehearsal featuring Michael Francis and the all-star Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra at the Balboa Theatre.


Sensory-Friendly Concert Featuring Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra
Saturday, June 8 | Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation, San Diego | FREE EVENT – REGISTER FOR TICKETS

2:00pm

Sensory-friendly concert for people on the autism spectrum and their families at Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation.


Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra: The Spark of Genius
Saturday, June 8 | Balboa Theatre | BUY TICKETS

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 – Maurerische Trauermusik (Masonic Funeral Music), K. 447
Mendelssohn – Symphony No. 5, Op. 107, D Major (Reformation)


Genius Weekend Party
Saturday, June 8 | Sparks Gallery, San Diego | BUY TICKETS

9:30pm

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.


Side by Side Workshop (Mainly Mozart Festival and Youth Orchestras)
Sunday, June 9 | Balboa Theatre | FREE EVENT

12:00pm

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 Showcase Concert
Sunday, June 9 | Balboa Theatre | BUY TICKETS

6:00pm

The Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra All-Ensembles Concert at the Balboa Theatre; Hernan Constantino, Music Director.


Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra: Passion and Progression
Thursday, June 13 | Balboa Theatre | BUY TICKETS

Michael Francis, conductor | Anne-Marie McDermott, piano

7:00pm – Pre-concert Overture Event
8:00pm – Concert

Haydn – Symphony No. 49, F minor (La passione)
Mozart – Piano Concerto No. 14, K. 449, E-flat Major
Mozart – Piano Concerto No. 22, K. 482, E-flat Major


Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra: Sublime Penitent
Saturday, June 15 | Balboa Theatre | BUY TICKETS

Michael Francis, conductor | Augustin Hadelich, violin
San Diego Master Chorale

7:00pm – Pre-concert Overture Event
8:00pm – Concert

Mozart – Davide penitente, K. 469
Beethoven – Violin Concerto, Op. 61, D Major


Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra in Rancho Santa Fe
Sunday, June 16 | Village Church, Rancho Santa Fe | BUY TICKETS

Michael Francis, conductor | Augustin Hadelich, violin

4:00pm – Concert
5:30pm – Wine Reception (free with your ticket)

Handel – Royal Fireworks Music, HWV 351
Mozart – Mauerische Trauermusik (Masonic Funeral Music)
Mozart – Davide penitente, K. 469
Beethoven – Violin Concerto, Op. 61, D Major


Israel Philharmonic Concertmaster David Radzynski with pianist Mark Robson
Tuesday, June 18 | Congregation Beth El, La Jolla | BUY TICKETS

7:30pm – Concert

The San Diego Mainly Mozart Festival and the American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic present Israel Philharmonic Concertmaster David Radzinski, with pianist Mark Robson

Mozart – Violin Sonata no. 27 in G Major K. 379
Mozart – Violin Sonata no. 21 in E minor, K. 304
Debussy – Violin Sonata in G minor
Kreisler – Recitative and Scherzo


Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra: Love, Life and Loss
Thursday, June 20 | Balboa Theatre | BUY TICKETS

Michael Francis, conductor | Miloš Karadaglić, guitar

7:00pm – Pre-concert Overture Event
8:00pm – Concert

Wagner – Siegfried Idyll, WWV 103
Rodrigo – Concierto de Aranjuez
Ravel – Ma mère l’Oye (Mother Goose) – Suite
Mozart – Symphony No. 36, K. 425, C Major (Linz)


Spotlight Chamber Music: Gran Partita!
Friday, June 21 | The Auditorium at TSRI, La Jolla | BUY TICKETS

Members of the Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra

6:30pm – Wine Reception
7:30pm – Concert

Mozart – Gran Partita: Serenade in B-flat Major, K. 361/370a


Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra: Elemental Drama
Saturday, June 22 | Balboa Theatre | BUY TICKETS

Michael Francis, conductor | Conrad Tao, piano

7:00pm – Pre-concert Overture Event
8:00pm – Concert

Mozart – Symphony No. 38, K. 504, D Major(Prague)
Mozart – Piano Concerto No. 20, K. 466, D minor
Beethoven – Symphony No. 6, Op. 68, F Major (Pastoral)


The Voice of the Guitar, with Miloš Karadaglić
Sunday, June 23 | The Conrad, La Jolla | BUY TICKETS

8:00pm – Concert
10:00pm-11:00pm – VIP post-concert event with Miloš Karadaglić

Miloš Karadaglić, classical guitar with Members of the Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra
Jun Iwasaki, Zachary DePue: violin
Aloysia Friedmann, Catherine Beeson: viola
Karen Freer, Barry Gold: cello
Robin Kesselman, bass

Bach – Prélude (and Fugue) in A minor, BWV 997
Boccherini – Guitar Quintet No. 4 in D major, G. 448 (Fandango)
Granados – Andaluza from Doce danzas españolas
Granados – Orientale from Doce danzas españolas
Falla – Danza del Molinero (Farruca) from El sombrero de tres picos
Rodrigo – Españoleta from Fantasía para un gentilhombre
Anonymous – Jeux Interdits (Spanish Romance)
Piazzolla – Libertango

INTERMISSION

Villa-Lobos – Prelude No. 1 Andante expressive in E minor from Five Preludes
Villa-Lobos – Prelude no. 4 Lento in E minor from Five Preludes
Cardoso – Milonga
Savio – Batucada
Domeniconi – Koyunbaba, op. 19
Lennon/McCartney – Eleanor Rigby
Lennon/McCartney – The Fool on the Hill
Harrison – Here Comes the Sun


All programming subject to change.