I'd like to share with you some great news about Midsummer Mozart's 2017 Festival. Last month's performances were met with rapt audiences and standing ovations. Sonoma's historic Buena Vista Winery which provided a perfect visual and acoustic backdrop for an outdoor concert, was so pleased with the "magical evening of Mozart", that the evening of our performance the festival orchestra was invited to return next July for two concerts.
Stephen Smoliar, who has reviewed many of our Noontime concerts, attended the San Francisco concert at Old St.Mary's Cathedral, and posted the following glowing review:
The orchestra members, a group of 23 musicians, were told by many attendees at both concerts how glad they were that Midsummer Mozart Festival was back.
The Santa Rosa Press Democrat posted this photo gallery on their site:
Although both venues were donated to Midsummer Mozart, and costs were reduced by holding fewer rehearsals, ticket sales will not cover the orchestra's costs. We are still in need of $8,000 to cover the festival's budget.
We would greatly appreciate your fully tax-deductible donation to our 501(c)(3) non-profit, Fed Tax ID #:51-0169632.
Our address is PO BOX 882754, San Francisco CA 94188.
Chairman of the Board
Midsummer Mozart Festival
Monday, July 24, 2017 – Old St. Mary’s Cathedral , San Francisco, CA – 7:30pm
Tickets available at the door!
$20 student tickets available
Don't miss the Midsummer Mozart Festival this summer. Following a one-year hiatus, we are back, we are ready, and we are raring to share our love of Mozart with you. We have two concerts coming up – July 22nd 6:30pm at the Buena Vista Winery in Sonoma and July 24th 7:30pm at Old St. Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco.
Our first stop is on Saturday, July 22nd at the beautiful and breathtaking estate of Buena Vista Winery. Drink in the rich history, the spectacular wine and the elegant setting of Buena Vista Winery while enjoying the artistry and brilliance of the Midsummer Mozart Festival musicians. A limited number of tickets are available for this summer evening of wine and music. To purchase tickets for this wonderful experience, go to http://cellarpass.com/buena-vista-winery-presents-midsummer-mozart-festival-tickets-2515. Wine and food will be available for purchase before the concert and during intermission. Seating opens at 6pm, and is reserved with your ticket purchase.
Our second stop is closer to home on Monday, July 24th in San Francisco. Enjoy the beautiful and serene setting of Old St. Mary’s Cathedral in the heart of San Francisco while experiencing the outstanding musical talents of the Midsummer Mozart musicians. For tickets, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/midsummer-mozart-festival-tickets-35526116571
Don’t miss our wonderful program:
Symphony No. 29 in A, K. 201/186a
Divertimento No. 11 in D, K.251 for two horns, oboe and strings
Sinfonie Concertante in E flat for Violin, Viola and Orchestra, K. 364/320d
Robin Hansen, Violin
Elizabeth Prior, Viola
If you are unable to attend our 2017 season or you just want to support the future of Midsummer Mozart, make a tax deductible donation by clicking here. [Donate] Our tax identification number is 51-0169632.
A beloved Bay Area institution, the Midsummer Mozart Festival was founded in 1974 by George Cleve and a regional consortium of classical musicians, who recognized him as one of the world's great interpreters of the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Read full bio here.
So now coming into our 42nd Anniversary season, the Festival is still the only music festival in North America dedicated exclusively to Mozart. The Festival presents a critically-acclaimed summer concert season featuring renowned international soloists as well as distinguished local artists, with a dedication to fresh and intelligent interpretation of the work of this most enduring and universally loved composer. Our mission embraces both performances of the highest artistic excellence, and cultivation of new audiences, including young people, to assure the future appreciation of great music, and the arts.