Midsummer Mozart has been asked to play a Noontime Concert as a tribute concert to George at Old St. Mary's Cathedral, Tuesday, November 24th at 12:30 pm. The address is 660 California St, SF, 94108. For more information, the website is www.noontimeconcerts.org

A Tribute to George Wolfgang Cleve

July 9, 1936-August 27, 2015
I. Allegro
Oboe Quartet in F major, K.370/368b by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Laura Griffiths, Oboe, Robin Hansen, Violin
Elizabeth Prior, Viola, Dawn Foster-Dodson, Cello

Suite No.2 in D minor for Unaccompanied Cello by Johann Sebastian Bach
Dawn Foster-Dodson, Cello
III. Andante
String Quintet in C major, K. 515 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Robin Hansen, Stephanie Bibbo, Violin
Elizabeth Prior, Marcel Gemperli, Viola
Dawn Foster-Dodson, Cello

IV. Molto Allegro
String Quartet No. 14 in G major, K. 387 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Robin Hansen, Adrienne Sengpiehl, Violin
Marcel Gemperli, Viola, Dawn Foster-Dodson, Cello

Dear Friends,

It is with great sadness to announce that our beloved Maestro and founder, George Cleve passed away yesterday, August 27th, with his wife Maria by his side.

The Midsummer Mozart Festival was one of George's greatest joys and contributions to the Bay Area. We are truly blessed that because of his unrelenting will, outstanding musical talents and impeccable expectations, the festival maintained the highest level of quality year after year. Many who were mentored by George throughout the years knew him as a force of nature and an inspiration. The Midsummer Mozart Festival has been an amazing gift to all of us though out its 41 seasons.

Bravo, Maestro George Cleve, Bravo.

We loved you deeply and will miss you now and forever.

Peace and love,

The Staff at Midsummer Mozart Festival

** Maria has requested that in lieu of flowers, to make a donation to the festival. **

About the Festival

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.

So now coming into our 40th Anniversary season, the Festival is still 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, The Berkeley City Club, KDFC and many generous individuals.

Maria Tamburrino, George Cleve, Midsummer Mozart, Andante in C.