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. Read full bio here.
Thirty-eight years later, the Festival is the only music festival in North America dedicated exclusively to Mozart. Under the baton of Maestro Cleve, 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. 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.
The Festival is grateful for sustaining support from The San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund Grants for the Arts. Season sponsors include David W. Packard, Gundlach Bundschu Winery, The Berkeley City Club, KDFC and many generous individuals.
Kamio Mayuko plays Mozart's sonata for violin & piano K.304 (second movement)
Rebecca Davis aria highlights, including the Contessa aria from Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro"
Audrey Vardanega plays Mozartís Piano Concerto in C, K.467