2017 Festival Schedule

The 2017 Summer Festival has concluced.  The dates for the 2018 Summer Festival are July 18-29, 2018.  Please check back to this page for updates as they become available!

 

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 19

 

Midday Mini-Concert: Mendelssohn

12 p.m. | Community Church of Atascadero
Felix Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, op. 66

Sponsored by Community Health Centers.

 

Notable Encounter Dinner: Opening Night

6 p.m. | Tolosa Winery, San Luis Obispo

Olivier Messiaen - Quartet for the End of Time

Hosted by Scott Yoo
Sponsored by Tolosa Winery.

$165-$175 

 

 

THURSDAY, JULY 20

 

Chamber Series: Triumph Over Adversity

7:30 p.m. | Congregation Beth David, San Luis Obispo
Charles Ives: String Quartet No. 1, op. 57, "A Revival Service"
Oliver Messiaen: Quartet for the End of Time
Felix Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, op. 66
Sponsored by Diane and Marty Moroski

$35-$75 

 

 

FRIDAY, JULY 21

 

Midday Mini-Concert: Erik Arvinder & John Novacek

12 p.m. | Trinity United Methodist Church, Los Osos
Sibelius - Four Pieces for Violin and Piano, op. 78
Emil Sjögren - Poeme in C major, op. 40
Mozart - Violin Sonata No. 35 in A major, K. 526

Sponsored by Community Health Centers.

Fringe Series: Simply Three

7:30 p.m. | Clark Center for the Performing Arts, Arroyo Grande
Classical crossover string trio playing arrangements of classical and popular music, plus original compositions.

$35-$65 

 

 

SATURDAY, JULY 22

 

Midday Mini-Concert: Beethoven

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

Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 1 in F major, op. 18

Sponsored by Community Health Centers.

Orchestra Series: Baroque in the Vines

7:30 p.m. | Serra Chapel, Shandon
Alessandro Scarlatti: Sinfonia di Concerto Grosso No. 1 in F major
Wilhelm Friedemann Bach: Sinfonia for Two Flutes and Strings in D minor, F. 65
Tomaso Albinoni: Concerto a cinque in G minor, op. 5, no. 11
Antonio Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (Aurelia Duca, Serena McKinney, Grace Park, Emily Daggett Smith, soloists)

Sponsored by the Clark Family and the Augustine Foundation.

$45-$80 

 

 

SUNDAY, JULY 23

 

Fringe Series: Fire and Grace

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

Violin/guitar duo that blends Classical traditions with Celtic and folk music.

Sponsored by Chevron.

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.

Notable Encounter Dinner: Beethoven's Genius

7:30 p.m. | Wind Dance Farm, Avila Beach
Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat major, op. 72 "Harp"
Hosted by violist Ben Ullery

Sponsored by Shirley and Mike Ritter and Kynsi Winery.

$165-$175 

 

 

MONDAY, JULY 24

 

Guitar Master Class with William Coulter

10:30 a.m. | Avila Beach Community Center

Join us for a free guitar master class featuring local students and instructor William Coulter, guitarist with Fire and Grace and professor at UC Santa Cruz.

Sponsored by Community Health Centers.

Orchestra Series: Eight Seasons

8 p.m. | Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa
Antonio Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (Aurelia Duca, Serena McKinney, Grace Park, Emily Daggett Smith, soloists)
Astor Piazzolla: Four Seasons of Buenos Aires (Scott Yoo, leader & violin)

Sponsored by Jamie C. Barlett.

$35-$80 

 

 

TUESDAY, JULY 25

 

Midday Mini-Concert: Grace Park & Noam Elkies

12 p.m. | St. Timothy's Catholic Church, Morro Bay

J.S. Bach - Violin Partita No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006
J S. Bach - Keyboard Partita No. 1 in B-flat major, BWV 825
Mozart - Violin Sonata No. 33 in E-flat major, K. 581

Sponsored by Community Health Centers.

Chamber Series: Beethoven Quartets

7:30 p.m. | United Methodist Church, San Luis Obispo
Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 1 in F major, op. 18
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat major, op. 74 “Harp”
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 14 in C# minor, op. 131

Sponsored by Warren Jensen and Jean Kidder.

$35-$75 

 

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 26

 

Violin Master Class with Jason Uyeyama

10:30 a.m. | The Home of Minke WinklerPrins - please contact us for the address

Join us for a free master class featuring local students and instructor Jason Uyeyama, director of string studies at La Sierra University.

Sponsored by Community Health Centers.

Orchestra Open Rehearsal: Classical Evolution

3:30 p.m. | Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa
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.

Pre-Concert Dinner in the Plaza

6 p.m. | Mission Plaza, San Luis Obispo
Sponsored by City of San Luis ObispoBig Sky Cafe and Claiborne and Churchill Winery.

$100-$110 

Classical Evolution Simulcast in Mission Plaza

8 p.m. | Mission Plaza Ampthitheater, San Luis Obispo
Join us for an outdoor simulcast of the Classical Evolution orchestra concert in the Mission Plaza Ampthitheater.  Bring a blanket and a picnic and enjoy the show!

Sponsored by Community Health Centers and the City of San Luis Obispo.

Orchestra Series: Classical Evolution

8 p.m. | Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa
Notable Encounter hosted by Scott Yoo
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 in C major, op. 21

Sponsored by Dr. Marti Jorgensen Lindholm and Allan Smith.

$35-$80 

 

 

THURSDAY, JULY 27

 

Notable Encounter Insight: Brahms' Romanticism

4 p.m. | Temple Ner Shalom

Johannes Brahms: Clarinet Quintet in B minor, op. 115
Hosted by cellist Jonah Kim

Sponsored by Lois and Dave Bruns.

$30-$40 

Chamber Series: Winds of Change

7:30 p.m. | Congregation Beth David, San Luis Obispo
George Telemann: Tafelmusik: Trio in E minor for flute, oboe and basso continuo
Mozart: Horn Quintet in E-flat major, K. 407
Johannes Brahms: Clarinet Quintet, op. 115
John Harbison: Quintet for Winds
Sponsored by Mary L. Bianco & the MOCA Fund.

$35-$75 

 

 

FRIDAY, JULY 28

 

Woodwind Master Class with Elizabeth Koch Tiscione & Fei Xie

3:30 p.m. | Community Baptist Church, San Luis Obispo

Join us for a free master class featuring local students and instructors Elizabeth Koch Tiscione, principal oboist of the Atlanta Symphony, and Fei Xie, principal bassoonist of the Baltimore Symphony.

Sponsored by Community Health Centers.

Fringe Series: The Jazz Age

7:30 p.m. | Fremont Theatre, San Luis Obispo
Composer and pianist Stephen Prutsman leads a rollicking evening of jazz music and silent films from the jazz age at the historic Fremont Theatre in downtown San Luis Obispo.

Sponsored by Libbie Agran and Guy Fitzwater, Union Bank, and the SLO Film Festival.

$35-$65 

 

 

SATURDAY, JULY 29

 

Orchestra Open Rehearsal: Metamorphosis & Reformation

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 Strauss

5:30 p.m. | Cuesta College Cultural and Performing Arts Center Stage, San Luis Obispo

Richard Strauss: Metamorphosen for String Septet
Hosted by Scott Yoo
Sponsored by Deborah and Jim Whitson.

$30-$50 

Picnic Dinner in the Courtyard

6:30 p.m. | Cuesta College Courtyard, San Luis Obispo
Sponsored by SLO Provisions and Vines on the Marycrest.

$35-$45  

Orchestra Series: Metamorphosis & Reformation

8 p.m. | Cuesta College Cultural and Performing Arts Center, San Luis Obispo
Aaron Copland: Clarinet Concerto (Romie de Guise-Langlois, clarinet)
Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 5, op. 107, “Reformation”
Richard Strauss: Metamorphosen, a study for 23 solo strings

Sponsored by Lucia Cleveland and Paul Vanderheyden.

$35-$80 

 

 

SUNDAY, JULY 30

 

Notable Encounter Brunch: The French Connection

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

Maurice Ravel: Sonatine en Trio for flute, viola and harp

Hosted by flutist Alice Dade

Sponsored by 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
Benjamin Britten: Six Metamorphoses after Ovid, op. 49
Maurice Ravel: Sonatine en Trio for flute, viola, and harp
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Piano Quintet in C minor
Antonin Dvorák: Viola Quintet in E-flat major, op. 97

Sponsored by Sharon Harris and Dennis Schneider.

$35-$75