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Mainly Mozart, one of San Diego’s leading music organizations, celebrates its 26th season this May 4 to June 21 with scintillating, memorable performances by some of the world’s most exciting classical and jazz artists. Concerts and events are held in numerous eclectic venues throughout San Diego and Tijuana.


“We are proud to present such talented musicians in their Festival debuts as pianists Jorge Federico Osorio and Shai Wosner, the Orion String Quartet, violinist Benjamin Beilman, Squid Inc, and the Latin group Paté de Fuá. We are thrilled to introduce an exciting roster of guest conductors – British conductors Justin Brown, Michael Francis and Nicholas McGegan, and Mexican conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto,” Nancy Laturno Bojanic, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Mainly Mozart tells Giving Back Magazine. “The artistry of these and our returning musicians, performing beautiful music, is sure to make this an extraordinary season.”

Kicking off the Festival is a May 4 concert featuring the Festival’s bi-national youth orchestra, the Orchestra of the Californias. Another highlight is Mainly Mozart’s Evolution series celebrating today’s musical innovators. Violinist Shari Mason and the phenomenal Latin ensemble Paté de Fuá open the series May 15 at The Abbey and on May 16 in Tijuana.

The Festival’s crown jewel, the Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra, consisting of musicians from top symphony orchestras, presents five concerts at the Balboa Theatre June 7 – 21. Carlos Miguel Prieto, music director of the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de México, leads the Festival Orchestra and Mexican pianist Jorge Federico Osorio on June 18 in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 in G.

The organization also offers concerts and events year-round, including the Spotlight Series, the new Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra, various adult amateur music programs, an Adult Amateur Chamber Music Seminar to be held at SDSU May 30 – June 1 and other social events. You are invited to join or find out more including the complete season listing by visiting