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Mainly Mozart's 33rd Annual All-Star Orchestra Festival

  • WHEN Multiple dates from Jun 11 - Jun 19, 2021[days & times]
  • WHERE Del Mar Surf Sports Park, 14989 Via De La Valle, Del Mar, CA 92014
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST $49 - $500

Mainly Mozart launches their All Star Orchestra Festival this weekend at the Del Mar Surf Cup Sports Park, bringing together principals and concert masters from across the country. Opening weekend features two concerts. On Friday, take in Mozart's iconic Symphony No. 40 and Beethoven's also-iconic 5th Symphony. Saturday's program includes Ravel's "Le Tombeau de Couperin" which is a beautiful, six-movement suite for solo piano, Haydn's regal Trumpet Concerto and Mozart's Symphony No. 39. Other performances take place through next weekend.

The seating will be pod-style, where you can bring up to four people on one pod ticket. At the time of writing, for opening night, the only remaining tickets are for section B ($49 per pod), but Saturday's concert still has some VIP tables, section A ($100 per pod) and section B seating available.

Details: Friday and Saturday June 11-12, 2021 at 8 p.m. 14989 Via De La Valle, Del Mar. $49-500.
--Julia Dixon Evans, KPBS

From the organizers:
Mainly Mozart today announces the 2021 All-Star Orchestra Festival at the Del Mar Surf Cup Sports Park from June 11-19, 2021. This event welcomes the return of in-person, socially distanced, assigned seating in an outdoor venue. With five concerts featuring members of prestigious orchestras, this festival presents well-known works, ranging from Mozart to Beethoven to J. Haydn to name a few.

As the Music Director, Maestro Michael Francis forges collaborations with talent from the world’s leading orchestras, from members of the San Diego Symphony to the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra to internationally renowned Toronto Symphony Orchestra. As the largest gathering of concertmasters and principal players in North America, Mainly Mozart’s June All-Star Orchestra programming will feature the following:

Opening Night – Friday, June 11, 2021 @ 8 p.m. PST
MOZART: Symphony No. 40, G minor, K. 550
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5, Op. 67, C minor

Saturday, June 12, 2021 @ 8 p.m. PST
RAVEL: Le Tombeau de Couperin
J. HAYDN: Trumpet Concerto, E-flat Major
Soloist: Trumpet - Conrad Jones.
MOZART: Symphony No. 39, E-flat Major, K. 543

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 @ 8 p.m. PST
MOZART: Eine kleine Nachtmusik (Serenade, K. 525)
BRUCH: Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 26, G minor
Soloist: Violin - David Kim.
KODÁLY: Dances of Galánta

Friday, June 18, 2021 @ 8 p.m. PST
MOZART: 5 Contradanses for Orchestra, K. 609
BEETHOVEN: 12 Contradanses, WoO 14
ARVO PART: Fratres for solo violin, string orchestra and percussion
Soloist: Violin - Martin Chalifour.
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 3, Op. 55, E-flat Major Eroica

Saturday, June 19, 2021 @ 8 p.m. PST
Closing Night
MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 24, C minor, K. 491
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7, Op. 92, A Major

“We look forward to welcoming audiences back to in-person performances showcasing the orchestral brilliance of the top musicians from the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, LA Philharmonic, and dozens more,” said CEO Nancy Laturno. “With audiences coming from all over…from Los Angeles to Laguna Hills to Palm Desert to San Diego, the excitement is overwhelming for both the performers and the audience especially since it will be in-person, together, and allows music enthusiasts to re-live the magic of live music the way it is meant to be experienced.”

Seating will be located on the grass area with VIP table seating for four and socially distanced “pod style” seating for households of up to four people at the Del Mar Surf Sports Park, formerly known as the San Diego Polo Fields. Tickets for pods start at $49/pod in section B and $100/pod in section A; $100/VIP Seat; and $500/VIP Table (which would include charcuterie plate, bottle of sparkling wine, and your choice of sparkling or still water.).

For information on the Mainly Mozart All-Star Orchestra Festival or to purchase tickets, please visit

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending. Check local COVID-19 restrictions and updates.

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