Festival Orchestra 2019


Michael Francis, Music Director

For over 30 years The Mainly Mozart Festival has been gathering the greatest collection of orchestral players in the North America.
This conclave of musical champions comes together in San Diego every June for exclusive concerts at the intimate Balboa Theater.
Music Director, Michael Francis, is guiding the orchestra in a six year exploration of Mozart as a composer and personality. As we enter the fourth year of this journey we come into the heart of Mozart’s music and explore the beginning of Vienna, The Golden Years (Part I).
The 2019 festival features beloved Mozart masterpieces such as the Piano Concerto No. 20, and the Prague Symphony. Other 2019 Festival highlights include Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6, Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5.

Program 1 (June 8 – Genius Night)
Jeremy Denk, piano

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)
Program 2 (June 13)
Anne-Marie McDermott, piano

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
Program 3 (June 15/16)
Augustin Hadelich, violin
San Diego Master Chorale

Mozart – Davidde penitente, K. 469 (June 15 only)
Beethoven – Violin Concerto, Op. 61, D Major
Program 4 (June 20)
Miloš Karadaglić, guitar

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)
Program 5 (June 22)
Conrad Tao, piano

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)