The June 2015 Mainly Mozart Festival will be a celebration of the past 27 years. Through a brilliantly curated selection of both favorites and works that have never been performed during the Festival, the Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra will both pay homage to what David Atherton achieved and give a hint to future programming in the next era, which will launch in September 2015.

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Performing these great works will be an all-star orchestra of concertmasters and principal players from the nation’s premier orchestras, along with the magnificent talents of soloists including concertmaster William Preucil, Philadelphia Orchestra principal flautist Jeffrey Khaner, Mainly Mozart favorite, pianist Jon Kimura Parker, dazzling young violinist Benjamin Beilman and the San Diego debut of one of classical music’s most thrilling new stars, violinist Simone Lamsma.

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Led by Music Director Hernan Constantino and Associate Music Director Jane Frey, the Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra offers unique music education and performance programs for youth ages 3-23. Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra (MMYO) not only provides incredible performance opportunities and learning experiences, but also includes a high instructor-student ratio, coaching by and exposure to Mainly Mozart’s international Artist-Faculty, a Chamber Music Institute coached by leading professional chamber musicians, and inclusive programs for children with learning differences.

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Mainly Mozart’s Education and Community Outreach program features free community concerts, free open-rehearsals, cross-cultural educational programs, active music-making, partnerships with social service agencies, and programs for children and young adults with special needs.

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Mozart & The Mind is a blend of music and science, of research and artistic expression! This unique series integrates cutting-edge scientific discourse with live musical performances and audiovisual demonstrations. Along with enjoying concerts by world-class performers, this is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn, first-hand, how music affects your brain.

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