Club Amadeus elevates concert experience in Rancho Santa Fe


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Mainly Mozart’s Club Amadeus offers instrumental music enthusiasts “a very deep musical insider experience,” said Nancy Laturno Bojanic, the organization’s executive director.

About 150 patrons take advantage of the affinity group’s benefits, which include tickets that can be used at Mainly Mozart performances throughout the year. These include the Spotlight Series concerts, held between February and May in Rancho Santa Fe, La Jolla and Carlsbad; the summer Festival Orchestra concerts at the Balboa Theatre in San Diego; Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra performances; Mozart and the Mind, which interweaves presentations with installations and live performances from leading figures in the sciences, medicine and the arts; and the Chamber Players performances at the Timken Museum of Art in Balboa Park.

Club Amadeus members are promised the best seats, according to Bojanic.

Within the group, there are two levels of membership: Annual and Deluxe.

The Annual membership is $1,000 per person, of which $600 is tax-deductible. These members are given six concert tickets to be used at Mainly Mozart events open to the public, along with tickets to two members-only concerts to be held at private homes in August and November. They also have an opportunity to travel with other club members to see performances around the world, ranging from European tours to the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival in Colorado.

While the Deluxe membership is slightly more expensive ($1,500, of which $700 is tax-deductible), it has a few more perks. These patrons receive 15 tickets for the year, plus they are given the opportunity to attend a third private concert (in addition to those in August and November).

All Club Amadeus members receive free admission to the annual gala. This year’s Extravaganza & Auction is slated for March 1 at the Allen Airways Museum at Gillespie Field.

Bojanic noted that members are paying the lowest ticket price when factoring in all benefits.

She added that most people who sign up for Club Amadeus — which is now in its 20th year — end up becoming members forever.

“That says something about their satisfaction,” Bojanic said.

To become a club member or for additional information, call (619) 466-8742, or visit or