Summer Festival




Since 1971, Festival Mozaic’s visiting artists have come together with you, our audience, to create orchestral concerts, chamber music, classical crossover events and engaging informative and interactive musical experiences to inspire the music lover in each of us, from novice to aficionado. Festival Mozaic offers you unique ways to experience the music and get closer to the artists who bring that music to life.


The annual Summer Music Festival will take place July 17-29, 2018 and includes offerings in four signature series: Chamber, Orchestra, UnClassicaland Notable Encounters (described below), plus Midday Mini-Concerts, Master Classes, Open Rehearsals, Pre-Concert Lectures, and more.  The 2018 summer season of Festival Mozaic will present 30 events in 19 venues throughout San Luis Obispo County, ranging from private homes to state-of-the-art concert halls in locations from Nipomo in South County all the way to Shandon and San Miguel in North County.


Click on the image to flip through our 2018 Summer Season brochure.


The 2018 Summer Ticket Brochure features original artwork by San Luis Obispo artist Marcie Hawthorne. The original work, "Music Without Borders," will be sold in silent auction during the 2018 Festival. Poster reproductions of the work will be available for sale at events and at the Festival office during the summer season.


Chamber Series

Our internationally-renowned roster of visiting artists perform in small ensembles in intimate chamber music settings that you can only experience here at Festival Mozaic.



Orchestra Series

Musicians from the nation’s top orchestras and ensembles under the dynamic leadership of music director Scott Yoo.



Notable Encounters

Get up close and personal with the musicians and learn about the music in this fun, social setting. These one-hour programs provide information about what to listen for, how to understand individual pieces and teach you about the composers.


UnClassical Series

These crossover artists bring the rigot and precision of their classical training to innovative and contemporary forms like jazz, folk, bluegrass, pop and experimental rock.





Master Classes

Come watch talented young students play for the Festival artists, who are gifted teachers as well as talented performers. Fun and informative for musicians and non-musicians alike.




Midday Mini-Concerts

Join the Festival artists in these laid-back mini-concerts, where all are welcome and the cost to attend is entirely up to you.  These "pay what you wish" concerts last no longer than one hour. Reservations required.