Mainly Mozart Festival



2008 Festival Opening: pianist John Lill and Festival Orchestra under the direction of David Atherton performing all five Beethoven piano concertos in one evening.
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Country and Region United StatesCalifornia
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival San Diego, California USA
Festival Contact Information

Mainly Mozart Festival
868 Fourth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101 USA
Fax: (01) 619-233-4292
Email: admin@mainlymozart.org

Tickets: (01) 619-239-0100, ext. 2
http://www.mainlymozart.org

Festival Description

Mainly Mozart’s mission is to enrich the lives of today’s and tomorrow’s passionate music lovers by connecting them to the music of Mozart and the Masters, to world-class musicians, and to each other.

Mainly Mozart has three core program areas: Mainly Mozart Festival, Spotlight (chamber music) Series and Education/Outreach programming. The Mainly Mozart Festival—founded in 1988—is one of the largest, most prestigious Mozart festivals in North America. This annual June event, located in downtown San Diego at the historic Balboa Theatre, has become a staple of San Diego cultural tourism.

Now in its 22nd year, the Festival features the nation’s top orchestral players in an “all-star” orchestra under the baton of Maestro David Atherton. World-renowned soloists appearing on the 2010 roster include Frederica von Stade and violin sensation Sarah Chang. The Mainly Mozart Festival orchestra is comprised of the largest assemblage of concertmasters and principal players from the nation’s leading orchestras in the United States. This includes players from the Cleveland, Minnesota, St. Paul Chamber, Philadelphia and Metropolitan Opera orchestras; San Francisco, Pittsburgh, Dallas, Seattle, Atlanta symphonies; and Los Angeles and New York philharmonics, among others.

Festival Dates June 6 - 16, 2012
Festival Links

http://www.mainlymozart.org/

Festival Events:

Programming 2010:
  • Tuesday, June 8, 7:00pm
    Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra
David Atherton, conductor; John Lill, piano

    • Beethoven
      Piano Concerto No. 6 in D, Op. 61
    • Mozart
      Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550
    • Beethoven
      Choral Fantasy, Op. 80
  • Thursday, June 10, 7:00pm
    Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra
David Atherton, conductor; Timothy Day, flute

    • Mozart
      Quintet for piano and winds in E flat, K. 452
    • Dvorak
      Piano Quintet in A, Op. 81
    • Mozart
      Andante in C, K. 315
    • Dvorak
      Serenade for strings in E, Op. 22
  • Friday, June 11, 8:00pm
    An Evening with Sarah Chang
with Andrew von Oeyen, piano

    • Brahms
      Scherzo in C Minor
    • Brahms
      Violin Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 108
    • Franck
      Violin Sonata in A, M. 8
  • Saturday, June 12, 8:00pm
    Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra
David Atherton, conductor; Anthony McGill, clarinet

    • Mozart
      Overture: “Il Re Pastore”, K. 208
    • Copland
      Clarinet Concerto
    • Mozart
      Serenade in D “Haffner”, K. 250
  • Tuesday, June 15, 7:00pm
    Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra
David Atherton, conductor; Adam Neiman, piano

    • Schubert
      Octet in F, D. 803
    • Mozart
      Overture: “La finta semplice”, K. 51
    • Mozart
      Piano Concerto No. 21 in C, K. 467
  • Thursday, June 17, 7:00pm
    Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra
David Atherton, conductor; Dennis James, glass armonica

    • Mozart
      Adagio and Rondo in C minor, K. 617
    • Mendelssohn
      Song without Words in D, Op. 109
    • Mozart
      Clarinet Trio in E flat, K. 498
    • Mozart
      Adagio in C, K. 356
    • Mendelssohn
      Symphony No. 3 in A minor “Scottish”, Op. 56
  • Friday, June 18, 8:00pm
    An Evening with Frederica von Stade

    • Song Recital to include works by Mozart, Mahler, Ravel, Poulenc and Sondheim.
  • Saturday, June 19, 8:00pm
    Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra
David Atherton, conductor; James Ehnes, violin

    • Beethoven
      Overture: “Prometheus”, Op. 43
    • Beethoven
      Violin Concerto in D, Op. 61
    • Mozart
      Serenata Notturna in D, K. 239
    • Mozart
      Symphony No. 38 in D “Prague”, K. 504

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Venue:
  • Balboa Theatre
    868 Fourth Avenue
    San Diego, California

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