Mainly Mozart’s 26th season to kick off in Rancho Santa Fe


Mainly Mozart’s 26th season includes concerts by some of today’s most exciting chamber musicians. Beginning Jan. 24, Mainly Mozart will present seven performances at the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club (the series is also held in La Jolla and Carlsbad).

One of San Diego’s leading producers of chamber music, Mainly Mozart has produced its Spotlight Chamber Series since 1996.

The Spotlight Chamber Series evenings take place January through June in three venues throughout San Diego: the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club, Rancho Santa Fe; The Auditorium at TSRI (formerly The Neurosciences Institute), La Jolla; and St. Elizabeth Seton Church, Carlsbad. During the 2014 festival, Spotlight concerts take place in May and early June.

Mainly Mozart’s 2013-2014 Spotlight Chamber Series is overseen by series curator Anne-Marie McDermott, internationally renowned piano soloist and artist of the famed Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. This series offers memorable chamber music concerts ranging from solo recitals to trios, quartets and quintets, and conversations with top artists.

The 2014 Mainly Mozart Festival, which opens May 9 with the Spotlight series and concludes June 21 with the final Festival Orchestra concert, continues with the new Festival Series format that met with much success in summer 2013. Offering concerts and events in five different series, the festival features the crown jewel, the Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra, the sought-after Spotlight series, and three new series introduced by the organization this past season: Mozart & the Mind, Chamber Players and Evolution.

For subscriptions, tickets or more information, call the box office at 619- 466-8742 or visit

The concert information for all the performances follows below – please note that times vary:


2014 Spotlight Series

January 23 - June 1, 2014

(Formerly referred to as Spotlight - Winter Jan. 23 - April 27 and Spotlight during the Mainly Mozart Festival May 9 - June 1)

(Artists, repertoire, locations, times subject to change)

Concerts at Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club, Rancho Santa Fe

•Friday, Jan. 24, 2014

7:30 p.m. Spotlight Concert

The McDermott Trio

Mozart: Piano Trio in Bb, K. 502

Zwilich: Piano Trio

Brahms: Piano Trio No. 1 in B, Op. 8

•Saturday, March 1, 2014

6 p.m. Spotlight Concert

Mandelring Quartet

Mozart: String Quartet No. 15 in d, K. 421

Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 7 in f#, Op. 108

Beethoven: String Quartet No. 15 in a, Op. 132

•Sunday, March 30, 2014

6 p.m. Spotlight Concert

Steven Copes, violin; Yura Lee, viola;

Ronald Thomas, cello; Jeremy Kurtz-Harris, bass; Anna Polonsky, piano

Post-concert Artist Talk-Back from stage

Schubert: Sonata in a for Arpeggione and Piano, D. 821

Mozart: Adagio in b, K. 540

Schubert: Piano Quintet in A “The Trout”, D. 667

•Sunday, April 27, 2014

John Lill, piano

6 p.m. Spotlight Concert

Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 12 in F, K. 332

Beethoven: Piano Sonata in C, Op. 53, “Waldstein”

Prokofiev: Toccata in d, Op. 11

•Friday, May 9, 2014

7:30 p.m. Spotlight Concert

Anne-Marie McDermott and Stephen Prutsman, two pianos

Mozart: Sonata in D for two pianos, K. 448

Schumann: Variations on a Theme of Beethoven, WoO 31

Copland: El Salon Mexico

Prutsman: Tryptich

Ravel: La valse

•Sunday, May 18, 2014

Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club, Rancho Santa Fe

6 p.m. Spotlight Concert

Orion String Quartet


Mozart: String Quartet No. 20 in D, K 499,”Hoffmeister”

Bach: Die Kunst der Fugue (The Art of the Fugue) BWV

1080 (arr. Samuel Baron)


Chorale Prelude on Vor deinen Thron tret’ ich hiermit, BWV 668

•Sunday, June 1 – Rancho Santa Fe – 6: p.m.

Romance of D’Ambrosio

Mozart Duo No. 1 in G for Violin and Viola, K. 423

D’Ambrosio String Quintet, Op. 8