A beloved Bay Area institution, the Midsummer Mozart Festival was founded in 1974 by George Cleve and a regional consortium of classical musicians, who recognized him as one of the world’s great interpreters of the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Forty-three years later, the Festival is the only music festival in North America dedicated exclusively to Mozart. Under the baton of Paul Schrage, the Festival presents a critically-acclaimed summer concert season featuring renowned international soloists as well as distinguished local artists, with a dedication to fresh and intelligent interpretation of the work of this most enduring and universally loved composer. The orchestra is fully professional and made up of the very best musicians from all around the Bay Area.
Our mission embraces both performances of the highest artistic excellence, and cultivation of new audiences, including young people, to assure the future appreciation of great music, and the arts.
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