2018 Festival Schedule

 

 

TUESDAY, JULY 17

 

UnClassical Series: Around the World with Love

7:30 p.m. | Clark Center for the Performing Arts, Arroyo Grande

Love songs from around the world arranged for cellist Kristina Reiko Cooper, pianist Blair McMillan, and drummer Scott Higgins.

Sponsored by Brigitte and Bruce Falkenhagen.

 

 

 

$35-$75 

 

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 18

 

Notable Encounter Dinner: Love Songs

6 p.m. | Falkenhagen Residence, Corbett Canyon

Hosted by Kristina Reiko Cooper.
Sponsored by Brigitte and Bruce Falkenhagen and 
Kynsi Winery.

 

 

 

$165-$175 

 

THURSDAY, JULY 19

 

UnClassical Series: Harpeth Rising

7:30 p.m. | Dana Adobe & Cultural Center, Nipomo
Banjo/violin/cello trio playing "Chamberfolk" with three-part vocals.
Sponsored by Libbie Agran.

 

 

 

$35-$65 

 

 

FRIDAY, JULY 20

 

Midday Mini-Concert: 9 Horses

12 p.m. | St. Timothy's Catholic Church, Morro Bay
Mandolinist Joseph Brent plays a classical mini-recital and leads a preview of 9 Horses' UnClassical series concert.

Sponsored by Community Health Centers.

 

 

 

Chamber Series: American Music

7:30 p.m. | United Methodist Church, San Luis Obispo

Joan Tower: Rising for flute and string quartet

Samuel Barber: String Quartet in B minor, op. 11

Susan Cahill: Sonata for Double Bass and iTunes User Agreement

Jennifer Higdon: Autumn Music for woodwind quintet

Antonin Dvořák: String Quartet in F major, op. 96 American

Sponsored by Marti Lindholm and Allan Smith.

$35-$75 

 

 

SATURDAY, JULY 21

 

Midday Mini-Concert: Dvořák's American Quartet

12 p.m. | Santa Rosa Catholic Church, Cambria

Antonin Dvořák: String Quartet in F major, op. 96 American

Sponsored by Community Health Centers.

 

 

 

Orchestra Series: Baroque in the Vines

7:30 p.m. | Serra Chapel, Shandon
Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F major, BWV 1046

Antonio Vivaldi: Mandolin Concerto in G minor, TV 317 and Mandolin Concerto in C major, RV 425 (Joseph Brent, mandolin)

Georg Frideric Handel: Suite No. 1 from Water Music

Sponsored by the Clark Family and the Augustine Foundation.

 

$45-$80 

 

 

SUNDAY, JULY 22

 

UnClassical Series: 9 Horses

2 p.m. | See Canyon Fruit Ranch, Avila Beach

Mandolin/violin/bass trio plays original, genre-hopping compositions.

Sponsored by Chevron.

 

 

 

$35-$65

Notable Encounter Dinner: Women in Music

6 p.m. | Villa Filaree, Arroyo Grande
Amy Beach: Piano Quintet in F-sharp minor, op. 67

Sponsored by Sharon Harris & Dennis Schneider and Sculpterra Winery.

 

 

 

$165-$175 

 

 

MONDAY, JULY 23

 

Midday Mini-Concert: Family Concert

12:30 p.m. | Performing Arts Center Pavilion, San Luis Obispo

Join us for a family concert featuring incidental music to favorite childrens' book Babar the Little Elephant and a piano ragtime dance party!

Sponsored by the Hind Foundation and Community Health Centers.

 

 

 

Pre-Concert Lecture

6:30 p.m. | Mission San Luis Obispo - Parish Hall

Join Dr. Alyson McLamore for an inside look at the evening's orchestral program.

Sponsored by Community Health Centers.

 

 

 

Orchestra Series: Baroque in the Mission

7:30 p.m. | Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa

Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F major, BWV 1046

Antonio Vivaldi: Mandolin Concerto in G minor, TV 317 and Mandolin Concerto in C major, RV 425 (Joseph Brent, mandolin)

Georg Frideric Handel: Suite No. 1 from Water Music

Sponsored by Jane Gersten.

 

$35-$80 

 

 

TUESDAY, JULY 24

 

Flute Master Class

2:30 p.m. | Location TBD

Join us for a free master class featuring local students and instructor Alice Dade, professor of flute at the University of Missouri. 

Sponsored by Community Health Centers.

 

 

 

 

Chamber Series: Classical Reflections

7:30 p.m. | Congregation Beth David, San Luis Obispo
Franz Josef Haydn: String Quartet in B-flat major, op. 76 no. 4 Sunrise

Amy Beach: Piano Quintet in F-sharp minor, op. 67

Felix Mendelssohn: String Quintet No. 1 in A major, op. 18

Sponsored by Mary L. Bianco and the MOCA Foundation.

 

$35-$75 

 

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 25

 

Improv Workshop

1 p.m. | Paso Robles Youth Arts Foundation

Bassist Susan Cahill and actor Jon Wilkerson lead a free workshop exploring musical and theatrical improv. No experience necessary, all ages welcome.

Sponsored by the Paso Robles Youth Arts Foundation and Community Health Centers.

 

 

 

Orchestra Open Rehearsal

3:30 p.m. | Mission San Miguel Arcángel

Join Scott Yoo and the Festival Mozaic Orchestra for a free behind-the-scenes glimpse into what it takes to make truly great music.

Sponsored by Community Health Centers.

 

 

 

Benefit Dinner in the Parish Hall

6 p.m. | Mission San Miguel Arcángel - Parish Hall
Sponsored by Kiamie Wine Cellars.

 

 

 

 

$100-$110 

Orchestra Series: Mozart in Mission San Miguel

7:30 p.m. | Mission San Miguel Arcángel
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 31 in D major, K. 297 Paris
Franz Josef Haydn: Symphony No. 101 in D major, Hob. 1: 101 Clock

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 19 in F major, K. 459 (Anna Polonsky, piano)

Sponsored by Jerre & Andrea Sumter, David & Lois Bruns, and Ann & Ron Alers.

 

$35-$80 

 

 

THURSDAY, JULY 26

 

Midday Mini-Concert: Nina Fan Violin Recital

12 p.m. | Community Church of Atascadero

Manuel de Falla: Suite populaire espagnole

Sergei Prokofiev: Five Melodies for violin and piano

Eugene Ysaye: Sonata No. 5 for solo violin

Franz Schubert: Rondo in b minor, D. 895 Rondeau Brilliant 

Sponsored by Community Health Centers.

UnClassical Series: Christopher O'Riley plays Radiohead

7:30 p.m. | Cuesta College Cultural and Performing Arts Center, San Luis Obispo
Pianist Christopher O'Riley plays his own haunting arrangements of songs by the band Radiohead.
Sponsored by Shirley and Mike Ritter.

Video art by Bryn Forbes presented in collaboration with the SLO Museum of Art.

 

 

$35-$75 

 

 

FRIDAY, JULY 27

 

Orchestra Open Rehearsal

10 a.m. | Cuesta College Cultural and Performing Arts Center
Join Scott Yoo and the Festival Mozaic Orchestra for a free behind-the-scenes glimpse into what it takes to make truly great music.

Sponsored by Community Health Centers.

 

 

 

Notable Encounter Insight: On Stage with Bruch

5 p.m. | Cuesta College Cultural and Performing Arts Center Stage, San Luis Obispo

Max Bruch: Piano Quintet in G minor
Hosted by Scott Yoo and John Novacek
Sponsored by Gail Kammermeyer.

 

 

$30-$50 

Picnic Dinner in the Courtyard

6 p.m. | Cuesta College Courtyard, San Luis Obispo
Sponsored by SLO Provisions and SummerWood Winery.

 

 

 

 

$35-$45  

Chamber Series: Mozart to Modernity

7:30 p.m. | Cuesta College Cultural and Performing Arts Center, San Luis Obispo

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: String Quintet in C minor, K. 406

Guillaume Connesson: Sextet for violin, viola, oboe, clarinet, bass, and piano

Connesson: Techno Parade

Max Bruch: Piano Quintet in G minor

Sponsored by Diane and Marty Moroski.

$35-$75 

 

 

SATURDAY, JULY 28

 

Violin Master Class with Grace Park

2:30 p.m. | Location TBD

Join us for a free master class featuring local students and violinist Grace Park.

Sponsored by Community Health Centers.

 

 

 

Pre-Concert Lecture

7 p.m. | Mission San Luis Obispo - Parish Hall

Join Dr. Alyson McLamore for an inside look at the evening's orchestral program.

Sponsored by Community Health Centers.

 

 

 

Orchestra Series: Music Without Borders

8 p.m. | MissionSan Luis Obispo de Tolosa
Igor Stravinsky: Concerto in E-flat Dumbarton Oaks

Alberto Ginastera: Variaciones concertantes

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A major, op. 92

Sponsored by Lucia Cleveland and Paul Vanderheyden.

 

$35-$80 

Video Simulcast

8 p.m. | Mission Plaza Ampthitheater, San Luis Obispo
Join us for an outdoor simulcast of the Music Without Borders orchestra concert in the Mission Plaza Ampthitheater.  Bring a blanket and a picnic and enjoy the show!

Sponsored by the Pacific Premier Bank and Community Health Centers.

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY, JULY 29

 

Notable Encounter Brunch: A Joyful Noise

10 a.m. | Dallidet Adobe, San Luis Obispo

Francis Poulenc: Sonata for Horn, Trumpet and Trombone

Featuring the Festival Brass.

Sponsored by Libbie Agran, the History Center of San Luis Obispo County and Halter Ranch Vineyards.

 

 

$115-$125 

Chamber Series: Scott Yoo and Friends

3 p.m. | Cuesta College Cultural and Performing Arts Center, San Luis Obispo
Erwin Schulhoff: Sextet

Francis Poulenc: Sonata for Horn, Trumpet and Trombone

Edward Elgar: Piano Quintet, op. 84

Franz Schubert: String Quintet in C major, D. 956

Sponsored by Sharon Harris & Dennis Schneider.

$35-$75