SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA, MAY 22, 2019 — The Board of Directors of Festival Mozaic is very excited to welcome Lloyd Tanner, as he officially takes on the role of Executive Director this week. Mr. Tanner has already begun engaging with patrons and supporters of the Festival, and his enthusiasm is palpable and infectious. His immediate focus will be on the Festival’s 49th season, which begins July 24th. Festival Mozaic Board President Jo Anne Miller noted, “We are incredibly excited to welcome Lloyd Tanner to the Festival Mozaic family. His leadership experience and accomplishments achieved at internationally recognized arts organizations will help to further the ambitious artistic programming of our Music Director, Scott Yoo. We look forward to collaborating with Lloyd on enhancing engagement with our donors and stakeholders to build support for the mission and programs of the Festival.”

Maestro Yoo added, “I am extremely happy that Lloyd Tanner has agreed to take the helm of Festival Mozaic as Executive Director. His infectious enthusiasm, broad intellect, and deep experience will be invaluable as we head into our 50th Anniversary Season in 2020.”

Mr. Tanner has over 20 years of performing arts administration experience. His professional stops have included management positions with the Los Angeles Opera, Washington National Opera, Washington Ballet, Atlanta Symphony, and most recently, Santa Monica’s Broad Stage. During his tenure at the LA Opera, his significant fundraising expertise helped provide the funding of Wagner’s Ring Cycle. Mr. Tanner said, “I am humbled by this tremendous opportunity to help carry forward the artistic vision Festival Mozaic and Scott Yoo have established, and to join an organization deeply supported by the community of San Luis Obispo, a committed board, and a devoted staff.” Lloyd Tanner looks forward to joining the San Luis Obispo community, and he is available for interviews with media.

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About Festival Mozaic

2019 Summer Festival: July 24 – August 4

Over its nearly five decades, the Festival has expanded its programming to include early music, jazz, contemporary music, opera, world music, and new commissions and world premieres. The concerts have taken place in multiple venues around San Luis Obispo county including Chapel Serra in Shandon and Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa.

In 2019, our 49th season, the Festival continues its artistic evolution, bringing the world’s best musical influences to San Luis Obispo County through performances and informative educational music experiences. The Festival draws visitors from around the state, country and the world to its events each year to enjoy not only the music, but also the bounty of our region and our warm hospitality.

No matter what your musical taste, there is something for everyone at Festival Mozaic!