Festival Mozaic 42nd Season Follows In
the Footsteps of Giants
Summer festival to perform inspired works in
Festival Mozaic has announced its 2012 summer
season, which will take place July 12-22 in the most charismatic spaces across
California’s Central Coast including Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, Chapel Hill in wine country, Hearst Castle overlooking the sparkling
Pacific Ocean, and Mission San Miguel. The theme, “In The Footsteps of
Giants,” will showcase a lineage of masterworks which inspired – and were
inspired by – phenomenal composers over the ages.
Led by Music Director, Scott Yoo, the
annual summer festival will feature players from the St. Paul Chamber
Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Baltimore
Symphony and a host of fine orchestras across the country. Guest artists include violinist Steven Copes, oboist Anne Marie Gabriele, and pianist John Novacek. Additionally, the
Festival Fringe series highlights classically-trained artists working across
genres, including Moira Smiley and VOCO,
famed mandolin players Mike Marshall and
Caterina Lichtenberg, and the Sonus
Quartet, which will perform arrangements of the Beatles, Led Zeppelin and
Over its 42 years, the festival has come to be
known for presenting emerging artists early in their careers, including Richard Goode, Jeffrey Kahane, Hilary Hahn,
Sir Neville Marinner, 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.
ticket packages go on sale April 2, 2012, and individual tickets go on sale May
1. Tickets may be ordered online at www.festivalmozaic.com or by calling 805.781.3009 or 877.881.8899.
About Festival Mozaic
Festival Mozaic (founded in 1971 as the San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival)
is a celebration of five centuries of music that takes place year-round in
varied venues across San Luis Obispo County. The Festival presents an orchestra
gathered from professionals across the world, chamber music concerts, guest
artists and ensembles, and concerts of classical crossover artists. For more
information, please visit www.FestivalMozaic.com.