Five hundred years ago, the music of Spain became influenced by the Middle Eastern peoples who settled on the Iberian peninsula. This influence then began to permeate early Western classical music. This is most clear in the music of Domenico Scarlatti, who traveled from Italy to serve the Queen of Spain during the early 18th century, composing an astounding 555 keyboard sonatas. These sonatas merged the ethnic sounds and rhythms that had infused the music of Spain, while adapting the Spanish guitar sound to Scarlatti’s Italian Baroque sensitivity. Scarlatti’s interpretation of these old world elements inspired composers of later eras, including Brahms and Chopin. This summer, experience this music in beautiful venues of the Central Coast, as you explore Scarlatti’s inspiration with us in festive and intimate performances. We look forward to seeing you here.
View the complete schedule here or scroll down for a list of our events. Explore all of Festival Mozaic's unique concert series: Orchestra, Chamber Music, UnClassical, and Notable Encounters. The Festival also offers a range of Free Community Events, including lectures, open rehearsals, master classes, and the popular Midday Mini-Concerts.
Want a taste of Central Coast wine country hospitality during your Festival experience? Join us for one of our Culinary Events.
Purchase your tickets soon to ensure the best seats. Many events will sell out!
Two events, the Notable Encounters on July 30th and August 4th, have already sold out. You may add your name to the waiting list by sending us an email or calling
us at (805) 781-3009.
Complete 2019 Summer Festival Schedule
July 19 | FILM: Scarlatti - Man Out of Time (Palm Theater, SLO)
July 24 | Midday Mini-Concert: Susan Cahill Bass Recital (Community Church of Atascadero)
July 24 | Notable Encounter Dinner (Halter Ranch Vineyard, Paso Robles)
July 25 | Chamber Series: Opening Night (United Methodist Church, SLO)
July 26 | UnClassical Series: An Evening of Flamenco (Dana Adobe, Nipomo)
July 27 | Notable Encounter Luncheon (Dallidet Adobe, SLO)
July 27 | Orchestra Series: Baroque in the Vines (Serra Chapel, Shandon)
July 28 | Chamber Series: European World Music (Congregation Beth David, SLO)
July 28 | UnClassical Series: Ancient Future (See Canyon Fruit Ranch, Avila Beach)
July 29 | Family Concert: Carnival of the Animals (Cuesta College, SLO)
July 29 | Orchestra Series: Resplendent Baroque (Cuesta College, SLO)
July 30 | Notable Encounter Insight: Chopin Cello Sonata SOLD OUT
July 31 | Midday Mini-Concert: Premieres by Michael Fine (Santa Rosa Church, Cambria)
July 31 | Benefit Dinner in Mission Plaza (SLO)
July 31 | Orchestra Series: Mozart in the Mission (Mission SLO)
August 1 | Midday Mini-Concert: Grace Park Violin Recital (Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, SLO)
August 1 | UnClassical Series: Take 3 Piano Trio (Clark Center, Arroyo Grande)
August 2 | Backstage Breakfast, Tour & Rehearsal (Cuesta College, SLO)
August 2 | Chamber Series: Silver and Gold (Cuesta College, SLO)
August 3 | Midday Mini-Concert: Novacek Piano Recital (United Methodist Church, Los Osos)
August 3 | Orchestra Series: Spanish Flair (Cuesta College, SLO)
August 4 | Notable Encounter Brunch: Brahms Quartet SOLD OUT
August 4 | Chamber Series: Scott Yoo and Friends (Cuesta College, SLO)