The Midsummer Mozart Festival returns this month with two concerts at the California Theatre in San Jose, July 14 and July 21.

The critically acclaimed concert series was founded in 1974 by one of the leading interpreters of Mozart’s music, George Cleve, and has become the only music festival in North America dedicated exclusively to the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, according to event organizers.

The San Francisco Chronicle called last year’s series a “stylish, forceful slice of Mozart” and Ira Steingroot of the Berkeley Daily Planet has hailed the festival as
a “combination of expertise, inspiration and insight.”

The Midsummer Mozart Festival has developed a reputation of featuring talented international and local soloists, and this year is no exception. Award-winning pianist Jon Nakamatsu will perform Mozart’s “Coronation” Piano Concerto, and local clarinetist Mark Brandenburg is featured on the Clarinet Concerto. Also featured this year is soprano Christina Major, tenor Christopher Bengochea, and violinist Robin Hansen.

The festival will feature performances at several locations, with two programs at
the California Theatre on Thursday, July 14th and Thursday, July21st.

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