New Mainly Mozart season begins at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club

Mainly Mozart kicked off its new season of concerts in RSF Feb. 8 at the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club.

The season begins with the 19th Spotlight Series, in which renowned musicians from around the world perform in intimate settings in Rancho Santa Fe, La Jolla and Carlsbad between February and May.

The first engagement in the Spotlight Series was held Feb. 6-8, featuring violinist Erin Keefe (concertmaster of the Minnesota Orchestra), cellist Ronald Thomas (Mainly Mozart Artistic Partner for the Chamber Players series in June and Artistic Director Emeritus, Boston Chamber Music Society), and pianist Adam Neiman performing Mozart’s Sonata for Violin and Piano, No. 26 in B-Flat Major, K. 378 and Tchaikovsky’s Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50.

Next, from March 6-8, violin virtuoso Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg will pair with McDermott (who is also a pianist) to perform Ernest Chausson’s Concerto for Violin, Piano, and String Quartet in D Major, Op. 21 in a program that also features The Miami String Quartet. Bojanic noted that because Salerno-Sonnenberg and McDermott regularly collaborate, “they play like sisters.”

For tickets or additional information about Mainly Mozart and its concerts, call (619) 466-8742, or go to www.mainlymozart.org.

Photos by McKenzie Images.

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