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Mainly Mozart All Star Orchestra Performs Beethoven’s Ninth at The Epstein Family Amphitheater On The UCSD Campus

Photo by Ron Bierman.

San Diego’s Mainly Mozart All-Star Orchestra this year included 12 concertmasters and 27 principles among other fine musicians from cities such as Cleveland, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and Toronto. With changing but similar personnel, the orchestra has appeared here for a month each summer for the last 35 years. This year, led by Music Director and Conductor Michael Francis, it performed six Mainly Mozart concerts in two weeks. The sole piece on the final program was Beethoven’s ninth symphony with four operatic singers and the San Diego Master Chorale joining the orchestra.

Read Ron Bierman’s full review on Broadway World here.