A beloved Bay Area institution, the Midsummer Mozart Festival was founded in 1975 by George Cleve and a regional consortium of classical musicians, who recognized him as one of the world's great interpreters of the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Thirty-two years later, the Festival is the only music festival in North America dedicated exclusively to Mozart. Under the baton of Maestro Cleve, the Festival presents a critically-acclaimed summer concert season featuring renowned international soloists as well as distinguished local artists, with a dedication to fresh and intelligent interpretation of the work of this most enduring and universally loved composer. Our mission embraces both performances of the highest artistic excellence, and cultivation of new audiences, including young people, to assure the future appreciation of great music, and the arts.
The Festival is grateful for sustaining support from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, The San Francisco Hotel Fund Grants for the Arts and Classical 102.1 KDFC-FM. 2008 season sponsors also include David W. Packard, KQED, Gundlach Bundschu Winery, and many generous individuals.