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Mainly Mozart makes music in the Ranch

RANCHO SANTA FE — Mainly Mozart offers its Spotlight Series at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe with a 5:30 p.m. reception and 6:30 p.m. concert from Feb. 13 through May 1.
Each evening begins with a pre-concert wine and hors d’oeuvres reception, followed by a one-hour concert featuring chamber musicians. Tickets are $60 per concert. For an additional $65 per person, guests can enjoy a 7:30 p.m. post-concert dinner at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe with the opportunity to interact with the musicians and fellow concert-goers. Series subscriptions are also available from $155 to $270.
The opening concert of the series features violinist Stefan Jackiw and pianist Max Levinson playing Mozart, Chopin and R. Strauss. Levinson is known as an intelligent and sensitive artist with a fearless technique and is the first American to win first prize at the Guardian Dublin International Piano Competition.
“I am very glad that The Inn and Mainly Mozart are partners,” said Kerman Beriker, general manager of The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. “Bringing wonderful, world-class musicians and music to our community is so rewarding.”
“Mainly Mozart responded to demand,” said Nancy Laturno Bojanic, Mainly Mozart’s executive director. “Rancho Santa Fe residents want an authentic classical music experience without the hassle of a 30-minute drive or the parking challenges often found in urban areas. Our partnership offers patrons the convenience of an intimate Rancho Santa Fe setting coupled with five-star musicians from around the globe. Purchasing tickets is not only a unique gift alternative for friends and family, but supports keeping this caliber of arts and culture enrichment in Rancho Santa Fe.”
In addition to Jackiw, this season’s schedule includes:
— On Feb. 27, Mandelring Quartet offering Mozart String Quartet No. 19 in C “Dissonance”, K. 465 and Beethoven String Quartet in C, Op. 59, No. 3.
— March 13, Pianist Robert Levin offering Mozart’s Prelude and Fugue in C, K. 394,
“Adagio variee” K3 Anh. 206a = K6 Anh. A 65 and Suite “In the style of Handel,” K. 399.
— March 27, Steven Copes (violin), Peter Wiley (cello) and Anna Polonsky (piano) with Mozart, Piano Trio No. 1 in G, K. 496 and Mendelssohn Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49.

Now in its 22nd year, Mainly Mozart is the resident ensemble of the Balboa Theatre in downtown San Diego. Mainly Mozart’s educational outreach programs are enjoyed by more than 50,000 students in the U.S. and Mexico yearly. Funding for Mainly Mozart is provided, in part, by the city of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture; the county of San Diego Community Enhancement program; and contributions from local individuals, businesses and foundations.