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 North America.
This conclave of musical champions comes together in San Diego every June for exclusive concerts at the intimate Balboa Theatre.
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.

Saturday, June 8 – Balboa Theatre – BUY TICKETS

Michael Francis, conductor | 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)

Thursday, June 13 – Balboa Theatre – BUY TICKETS

Michael Francis, conductor | 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

Saturday, June 15 – Balboa Theatre – BUY TICKETS
Sunday, June 16 – Village Church Rancho Santa Fe – BUY TICKETS

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

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

Thursday, June 20 – Balboa Theatre – BUY TICKETS

Michael Francis, conductor | 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)

Saturday, June 22 – Balboa Theatre – BUY TICKETS

Michael Francis, conductor | 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)