Summer Festival: Free Community Events


Midday Mini-Concerts     |     Pre-Concert Lectures     |     Open Rehearsals     |     Outdoor Simulcast     |     Master Classes





Midday Mini-Concerts


The Midday Mini-Concert series offers you a chance to see the Festival artists in laid-back performances at venues throughout San Luis Obispo County.  Concertgoers of all ages are welcome and the cost to attend is entirely up to you. These “pay what you wish” concerts last no longer than one hour and will give you a chance to see the musicians in a casual performance environment.


Violin Recital with Nina Fan

July 26 at 12 PM
Community Church of Atascadero



















Outdoor Simulcast

Join us for a free annual outdoor simulcast of the of the Festival Orchestra's final performance in Mission San Luis Obispo church.  Bring a picnic and a blanket and enjoy the show!


Music Without Borders


Igor Stravinsky: Concerto in E-flat, Dumbarton Oaks
Alberto Ginastera: Variaciones Concertantes
Ludwig Van Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A major, op. 92


Mission Plaza Amphitheater

Saturday, July 28, 8:00 PM



Open Rehearsals

Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into what it takes to make truly great music.  Hear and watch Scott Yoo and the other Festival artists as they prepare for their concerts.  Be sure to bring the young musicians in your life.


Music Without Borders

Cuesta College Cultural and Performing Arts Center

Friday, July 27, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM



Pre-Concert Lecture

Join Cal Poly musicologist Dr. Alyson McLamore for free and informative pre-concert lectures prior to two orchestral performances. A perfect way to begin your evening with the Festival Orchestra!


Music Without Borders

Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa - Parish Hall

Saturday, July 28, 7:00 - 7:30 PM



Master Classes

Festival Mozaic is proud to partner with the San Luis Obispo Youth Symphony and the Cal Poly Music Department to offer free master classes to the musical youth of San Luis Obispo County.  Throughout the six-year history of this partnership, 26 master classes have been presented.  See the master classes page for a complete history of these classes.


All master classes are FREE to participate in and to attend!  Come watch talented young students perform as they are guided and instructed by Festival artists, who are gifted teachers in addition to gifted performers. These classes are fun and informative for musicians and non-musicians alike!


Violin Master Class

July 28 at 2:30 PM

Cuesta College Experimental Theater