The 30th annual Mainly Mozart Festival, set for June 1-24, 2018 and led by Music Director Michael Francis, continues its six-year exploration of Mozart’s life with Year Three - Brave New World: From Rebel to Entrepreneur. In his early 20s, and longer Europe’s “golden child”, financial need forced Mozart to become a musical entrepreneur, dedicating himself to the business of music. Some of Mozart’s greatest works of this period will be featured in Festival programming, along with boundary-breaking works by other composers. Throughout the month of June, Orchestral and Chamber Music concerts, lectures, parties, and presentations throughout San Diego and Tijuana illustrate the story of one of the greatest geniuses of all time.
June 9, 10, 14, 16, 21, 23 | The all-star Festival Orchestra, featuring the concertmaster and principal players from North America’s leading orchestras, performs under the baton of Maestro Michael Francis. Concerts start at 7:30 PM, preceded at 6:30 PM with Overture mini-concerts. (Note: June 10 start time is 7:00, with 6:00 keynote presentation.)