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Festival Mozaic WinterMezzo series 

Tickets on sale now for Bach, Mozart and Brahms chamber music series

Tickets are on sale now for Festival Mozaic’s WinterMezzo Series.This popular summer music festival’s chamber music series takes place Feb. 28-March 2 at various locations around scenic San Luis Obispo County.

The WinterMezzo Series brings together exceptional artists from across the country under the direction of the Festival’s music director, Scott Yoo. Featured guest artists include violinist Kathryn Eberle (associate concertmaster, Salt Lake City Symphony Orchestra), violist Hari Bernstein (Nashville Symphony Orchestra), and cellist Michelle Djokic (Concordia Chamber Players). These musicians have performed on the stages of great concert halls throughout the world and have international chamber music careers.

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Bach, Mozart and Brahms will focus on three works:
Bach – Cello Suite No. 6 in D, BWV 1012
Mozart – String Quartet in F major, K. 590
Brahms – String Quartet No. 3 in B-flat major, op. 67

“The format of this weekend series is a unique and engaging way for both newcomers to classical music and experienced listeners to get closer to this music,” said Bettina Swigger, Festival Mozaic Executive Director. “I always leave WinterMezzo feeling like I’ve made friends with the musicians and the composers.”

Friday, February 28, ticketholders can enjoy a glass of wine from one of Festival Mozaic’s favorite wineries in the hidden heart of downtown San Luis Obispo as the artists explore the works in a one-hour presentation featuring music and discussion at King David’s Masonic Lodge (tickets are $25, general admission).
Saturday, March 1, ticketholders will visit the Pavilion of the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden with food, wine, music and interactive discussion at a Notable Encounter Dinner. Patrons can mingle with the artists for a rich musical and social experience as you learn more about the music and hear program highlights performed. Award- winning winemakers from Saucelito Canyon will pour their estate wines and Chef Jeffery Scott will serve a sumptuous meal. San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden $125 (dinner, wine & concert included).
Sunday, March 3, all the featured works are performed in the WinterMezzo Concert in this beautiful church overlooking San Luis Obispo. United Methodist Church $34-$50 (reserved seating).

Festival Mozaic’s 2014 Summer Music Festival will be held July 17-27. For more information, visit www.festivalmozaic.com or call 781-3009.

About Festival Mozaic: Festival Mozaic (founded in 1971 as the San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival) is a celebration of five centuries of music that takes place year-round in varied venues across San Luis Obispo County. The Festival presents musical performances by professionals across the world. The Festival is a nonprofit organization supported by individuals, foundations and businesses. For more information, please visit www.FestivalMozaic.com.

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About the author: Reporter Meagan Friberg

Meagan Friberg is a reporter for the Paso Robles Daily News and A-Town Daily News.

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