Donor celebration to feature top classical and crossover musicians, including 2009 Eurovision Winner Alexander Rybak, Jazz Saxophonist Grace Kelly, Cellist SUUVI and LA Opera Orchestra’s Nathan Farrington
SAN DIEGO, CA, September 27, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ — Mainly Mozart – organizer of the renowned Mainly Mozart All-Star Orchestra Festival – announces this year’s musical guests for its Fall blowout party. This year’s theme is “The Mosaic,” and will be held Friday, Nov. 3 from 6:30 p.m – 11 p.m. at a private residence in Rancho Santa Fe. Sponsored by Vosalus Ventures, the annual donor celebration will feature mainstage and roaming pop-up performances by top classical and crossover musicians, art exhibitions and dance performances from Mainly Mozart partners, gourmet bites from top local restaurants, tequila and whiskey tastings, craft cocktails and other surprises.
This year’s performance lineup features top classical and crossover musicians, including the 2009 Eurovision Winner, violinist and vocalist Alexander Rybak; Jazz saxophonist, vocalist and former member of the house band for “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” Grace Kelly; World-renowned cellist SUUVI who recently toured as the solo cellist in Hans Zimmer’s “World of Hans Zimmer;” and the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra’s Principal Bass Nathan Farrington. The feature performers will be joined by other pop-up performances from local artists and dancers, providing attendees with a stimulating and imaginative “mosaic” experience.
Attendance is open to anyone at the $500 giving level and above, including new donors. For more information visit www.mainlymozart.org/mosaic.
“We have incredible supporters who have made the Mainly Mozart All-Star Orchestra possible over the last 35 years,” said Mainly Mozart CEO Nancy Laturno. “The Mosaic will be a fun opportunity to celebrate with our donors and treat them to an evening of music, as well as food by top San Diego chefs, cocktail tastings and surprise pop-up performances from musicians, artists and dancers. We are thrilled to have had 63% new attendees at this year’s All-Star Orchestra festival, with many of them younger music lovers. So this year, we’re inviting anyone who donates at the $500 level and above, to join us on Friday, Nov. 3. It’s going to be a spectacular event and we look forward to seeing our longtime friends as well as new faces!”
Alexander Rybak, Violin/Vocals
Ryback is the youngest male solo winner of the EuroVision contest. He went on to the 54th Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow in May 2009 and won with a landslide victory. His winning song “Fairytale” has been viewed over 100 million times on YouTube. “Fairytale” became a major hit in Europe and was #1 on most European iTunes charts the following week. It also reached top 3 on the European chart, #1 in Belgium, Denmark, Greece, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Russia and #2 in Ireland, Finland and the Netherlands.
Grace Kelly, Saxophone/Vocals
Kelly has rocked the jazz world with a resume that includes performing at the Hollywood Bowl as well as being part of the house band for “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” – all before reaching her mid-20s. As of October 2022 she is the youngest member of the Board of Trustees of Berklee College of Music. Kelly’s early career featured performances at Barack Obama’s 2009 inauguration at age 16 and at age 14 she was a soloist with the Boston Pops playing an original composition arranged for the legendary orchestra.
SUUVI, Cello/Electric Cello
SUUVI’s performances and work are acclaimed for their expressivity and disruptive, exploratory spirit. She has played at Carnegie Hall, La Fondation Louis Vuitton, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA NY), and many other renowned concert halls worldwide. As a speaker, writer and artist, she has created content, performed, and hosted broadcasts for Amazon Prime, Twitch, Live Nation and many more. She recently toured as the solo cellist in Hans Zimmer’s “World of Hans Zimmer.”
Nathan Farrington, Double Bass
Farrington currently serves as Principal Bass of the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra and performs often with the Mainly Mozart All-Star Orchestra. He has played in the bass sections of many of the world’s finest orchestras including Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Cincinnati, and Baltimore.
About Mainly Mozart
Since 1988, Mainly Mozart has brought the San Diego community together to experience the finest in orchestral music, intimate concert experiences and extraordinary music education for young people. In that time, the famed Mainly Mozart All-Star Orchestra Festival has made its name as the largest gathering of Concertmasters and Principal Players in the United States, boasting top level players from the world’s greatest orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony and dozens more. Mainly Mozart’s mission is to enrich the lives of today and tomorrow’s passionate music lovers by connecting them to the genius and innovation of Mozart and the Masters, to world-class musicians and music-making, and to each other. For more information, visit www.mainlymozart.org. Keep up with news and announcements on social media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and TikTok.
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