WinterMezzo: October 20-22, 2017 - Mozart, Chopin & Prokofiev


The Perfect Weekend Getaway in San Luis Obispo!


This weekend explores three centuries of chamber music's artistic progress.  Mozart's sonatas were performed in royal court chambers throughout Europe.  Chopin's challenging Ballades beguiled attendees in 19th century Parisian salons.  And Prokofiev's passionate Violin Sonata No. 1, written during World War II, was so beloved by the composer that it was performed at his funeral.


WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART - Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 23 in D major, K. 306


FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN - Ballade No. 1 in G minor, op. 23 and Ballade No. 3 in A-flat major, op. 47


SERGEI PROKOFIEV - Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1 in F minor, op. 80



What to expect at WinterMezzo


At Festival Mozaic's WinterMezzo chamber music series, internationally-renowned artists present educational events, culinary experiences, and intimate concerts in spectacular venues on the California Central Coast.  This season, Music Director Scott Yoo presents two weekends of great works of chamber music and offers three sequential ways to connect to the music and the musicians.  We encourage you to attend all three events in this weekend and experience the special intimacy that comes from Festival Mozaic.


LEARN: Notable Encounter Insight

WinterMezzo artists Scott Yoo and Anna Polonsky will take you on a one-hour tour behind the music of Mozart and Chopin.  They will give you insights into the composer's life story, guide you in what musical elements to listen for, and share their perspectives on the works with artistry and humor.


DINE: Notable Encounter Dinner

Join the artists in a musical and culinary adventure.  Award-winning Central Coast wines from Lone Madrone are paired with local, fresh cuisine by Pacific Harvest Catering in the beautiful and intimate setting of Marcie and John Lindvall's Edna Valley home.  Enjoy the hospitality of San Luis Obispo County while Scott Yoo and Anna Polonsky discuss and perform music by Prokofiev.




LISTEN: Chamber Music Concert

Hear all the works come together in a traditional concert setting at Congregation Beth David, an intimate venue that is perfect for chamber music.



Friday, Oct. 20 | Unitarian Church, San Luis Obispo

Saturday, Oct. 21 | Lindvall Residence, Edna Valley

Sunday, Oct. 22 | Congregation Beth David, San Luis Obispo




Anna Polonsky, piano

Scott Yoo, violin





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