Festival Mozaic Announces Free Community Events in July

Master Classes, Pre-Concert Lectures and Audio Simulcasts Added to Festival Mozaic’s Popular 2014 Summer Music Festival, Running 7/17-7/27

San Luis Obispo, CA - Festival Mozaic launches its 44th season this July with a celebration of classical and classically-inflected music that takes place in intimate and charismatic venues throughout San Luis Obispo county, conveniently located on the coast just off iconic Highway 1 – just three hours from the Bay Area and just three hours from downtown Los Angeles.

Tickets are currently on sale for the summer series, which features with 20 events in 11 different venues. The Festival offers something for every kind of music lover and provides an authentic SLO experience offering the best in culinary, coastal and cultural life. Visit for information about the Festival and other updates.

In addition to the ticketed events, the Festival has just announced additional calendar offerings of master classes, open rehearsals, pre-concert lectures and audio simulcasts at no charge to the public. “We know the Festival to have an impact beyond the concert hall,” said Executive Director Bettina Swigger. “We want to make sure everyone in the community can have a chance to experience the sheer joy that comes from music-making like this, whether that you’re a visitor to downtown San Luis Obispo, a senior citizen living on a fixed income or an aspiring young musician.”

The following events and activities are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. No tickets required.


Bring a picnic and a chair to enjoy the dulcet tones of the Festival Mozaic Orchestra conducted by Scott Yoo. The Mozart in the Mission concert will be broadcast live via audio in Mission Plaza.Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Symphony No. 34 in C major, K. 338 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Concerto for Flute and Harp in C major, K. 299 (Katrina Walter, flute and Julie Smith Phillips, harp) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat major, K. 364 (Emily Daggett Smith, violin and Eriikka Nylund, viola) Wednesday, July 23, 8 p.m., Mission Plaza, San Luis Obispo

Live Audio Simulcast of Mozart in the Mission is funded in part by AUZCO Developments and Marshall Farm.


Festival artists are gifted teachers in addition to being gifted performers. Come watch young students from the San Luis Obispo Youth Symphony as they are guided and instructed by Festival artists. Fun and informative for musicians and non-musicians alike.Saturday, July 19, 1:30 p.m., Cuesta College Experimental Theater in the CPAC Violin Master Class with Ellen Pendleton Troyer

Wednesday, July 23, 3 p.m., Temple Ner Shalom Cello Master Class with Brian Thornton

Friday, July 25, 2 p.m. Cuesta College CPAC Stage Percussion Master Class with Los Angeles Percussion Quartet (made possible by Yamaha)Master Classes are funded in part by the Handler and Steiner Family Fund at the San Luis Obispo County Community Foundation.


Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into what it takes to make truly great music. Hear and watch Scott Yoo and the other Festival artists as they prepare for their concerts. Be sure to bring the young musicians in your life.Thursday, July 17, Mission San Miguel, 2 - 5 p.m. Saturday, July 19, Cuesta CPAC, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, July 26, Cal Poly Performing Arts Center, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.


Dr. Alyson McLamore will lead three exciting and instructive lectures complete with musical examples at 7 p.m. on July 21 and July 23 at the Mission San Luis Obispo and at 7 p.m. at the Christopher Cohan Performing Arts Center on July 26. Dr. McLamore also writes the program notes for Festival Mozaic. Program notes are now linked to each event and available for download at