Festival Mozaic's 2011-2012 WinterMezzo Series: Heroes & Heartthrobs

Intimate weekends feature world-class chamber musicians

Sep 21, 2011, 10:00 ET from Festival Mozaic

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Festival Mozaic has announced its WinterMezzo Series, the well-known summer festival's chamber music series that will take place from October 21-23, 2011, and February 10-12, 2012, at various locations around San Luis Obispo.

The WinterMezzo Series brings together exceptional artists from across the country under the direction of the Festival's music director, Scott Yoo. Featured guest artists include mezzo soprano Jacalyn Kreitzer, pianist Susan Grace, violinist Jason Uyeyama and cellist Andrew Smith.

"Heroes" (October 21, 22 and 23, 2011).  Composers throughout the ages have been inspired by the masters that came before. This program presents musical "Heroes" – pieces of music written in joyful celebration of the timelessness of musical genius. The Festival's world-class musicians will perform works by Robert Schumann (inspired by Mendelssohn and Bach), Earl Kim (inspired by Debussy and Faure) and one of W.A. Mozart's beloved "Haydn" Quartets.

"Heartthrobs" (February 10, 11 and 12, 2012) Music has the singular ability to express the emotions of the heart, and these great composers were all inspired by love, that most stirring emotion, to write these seminal works that live on centuries later. Chamber works by Beethoven, Borodin and Schumann will be performed. (See the full schedule below).  

Each concert cycle has three ways to experience the music -- a Notable Encounter Insight, a Friday evening one-hour presentation where the performers informally discuss the featured works; a Saturday evening Notable Encounter Dinner, where guest artists present lively commentary, musical excerpts and insider observations accompanied by dinner and wine; and then the full concert program on Sunday afternoon.  

Festival Mozaic's 2012 Summer Festival will be held from July 11-22.

For more information, visit www.festivalmozaic.com.

About Festival Mozaic

Festival Mozaic (founded in 1971 as the San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival) is a celebration of five centuries of music that takes place year-round in varied venues across San Luis Obispo County. The Festival presents an orchestra gathered from professionals across the world, chamber music concerts, guest artists and ensembles, and concerts of classical crossover artists. The Festival is a not-for-profit organization supported by AT&T, Rabobank, the City of San Luis Obispo, and many generous music and art lovers across San Luis Obispo County and beyond. For more information and electronic press kits, please visit www.FestivalMozaic.com.

2011-2012 Festival Mozaic WinterMezzo Calendar of Events





Fri., October 21

6-7 p.m.

Masonic Lodge Grand Ballroom, San Luis Obispo

Notable Encounter INSIGHT: performance/
discussion of works by W.A. Mozart, Earl Kim, Robert Schumann

Sat., October 22

6 p.m.

SLO Botanical Garden

Notable Encounter DINNER

Sun., October 23

3 p.m.

Congregation Beth David, San Luis Obispo

W.A. Mozart – String Quartet No. 14 in G Major, K. 387 (for Joseph Haydn)
Earl Kim - Three Poems in French
Robert Schumann - Piano Quintet in E-flat, op. 44

Fri., February 10

6-7 p.m.

SLO Museum of Art

Notable Encounter INSIGHT: performance/
discussion of works by
Ludwig Van Beethoven,
Alexander Borodin, Robert Schumann

Sat., February 11

6 p.m.

Ventana Grill, Pismo Beach

Notable Encounter DINNER

Sun., February 12

3 p.m.

United Methodist Church, San Luis Obispo

Ludwig Van Beethoven - Romance for Violin and Orchestra No. 2 in F major, Op. 50 (violin and piano arrangement)
Beethoven - Romance for Violin and Orchestra No. 1 in G major, Op. 40 (violin and piano arrangement)
Alexander Borodin – String Quartet No. 2 in D major
Robert Schumann - String Quartet in F, op. 41/2

SOURCE Festival Mozaic