Programs showcase array of musicians in diverse venues
Festival Mozaic (formerly the San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival) has delighted the community for more than 40 years, serving a local, regional and national audience of 5,000 – 7,000 people annually. The Festival presents a year-round program of more than 30 events, with the concentration of events in July for the summer music festival.
Programs showcase an array of musicians and are presented in diverse venues throughout San Luis Obispo County, including the San Luis Obispo Mission, Cuesta College, the Cal Poly Christopher Cohan Performing Arts Center, Chapel Hill in Shandon and many other public spaces. The Festival presents classical music alongside a range of evolving musical styles, including jazz and world music. It is the only organization in the region that provides a concentrated, consistent and national standard of quality for the community and the many visitors to the Central Coast.
The summer festival consists of 19 events during 10 days in July with programs drawn from five centuries of the classical music tradition.
The Festival’s programs are designed and led by dynamic Music Director, Scott Yoo, a virtuoso violinist and conductor. Maestro Yoo conducts orchestras and performs worldwide, consistently representing Festival Mozaic throughout the world. He is in residence at the Festival approximately eight weeks annually.
Over its four decades, the festival has come to be known for presenting emerging artists early in their careers, including Richard Goode, Jeffrey Kahane, Hilary Hahn, Sir Neville Marriner, the Kronos Quartet, Bela Fleck, Edgar Meyer, and the first American premiere performances of Maxim and Dmitri Shostakovich with Mstislav Rostropovich, immediately following their defection from the Soviet Union in 1981. Current festival luminary artists include players from the Cleveland Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and others.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit festivalmozaic.com or call the Festival Mozaic office at (805)781-3009 or toll-free (877) 881-8899.