Best of Mozart returns to Rancho Santa Fe

REGION — Mainly Mozart announces its artist lineup for the 2015 Spotlight Series, beginning Feb. 6, 2015. The 19th winter-spring chamber music season will again host concerts in Rancho Santa Fe, Carlsbad and La Jolla. The intermission-free Spotlight 2015 series presents leading musicians performing favorite classical works.

Series subscriptions are on sale now through Sept. 15. Single tickets for the Spotlight Chamber Music Series will go on sale to the general public Sept. 15. For tickets, phone (619) 466-8742, or visit A six-concert La Jolla Series costs $260 per person. The six-concert Rancho Santa Fe Series is $350 per person and the three-concert Carlsbad Series is $60 per person.

“In her fourth year at the helm, Spotlight Curator Anne-Marie McDermott has imbued this series with a carefully cultivated combination of longtime favorites from Mainly Mozart’s family of artists and spectacular new faces who we are thrilled to have and who will be performing for us for the first time,” said Mainly Mozart Executive Director Nancy Laturno Bojanic. “We invite you to join us for memorable concerts and conversations with our artists around the San Diego area, including our new Rancho Santa Fe home at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club.”

The season’s six engagements begin Feb. 6 and Feb. 8 with a trio of concerts featuring violinist Erin Keefe (concertmaster of the Minnesota Orchestra), cellist Ronald Thomas (Mainly Mozart Artistic Partner for the Chamber Players series in June and Artistic Director Emeritus, Boston Chamber Music Society), and pianist Adam Neiman performing Mozart’s Sonata for Violin and Piano, No. 26 in B-Flat Major, K. 378 and Tchaikovsky’s Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50.

Concerts March 6 through March 8 will showcase violin virtuoso Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg with series curator / pianist Anne-Marie McDermott

Mother’s Day weekend, May 9 and May 10, a Four-Piano Spectacular with McDermott, Pedja Muzijevic, Anton Nel and Stephen Prutsman. This Sunday evening performance will be held in a private residence in Rancho Santa Fe.

A week later, May 16 and May 17, three members of the New York Philharmonic – violinist Sheryl Staples, violist Cynthia Phelps, and cellist Carter Brey – will perform a program with pianist Shai Wosner.

The series closes May 30 and May 31 with Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra concertmaster Steven Copes and Dallas Symphony concertmaster Alexander Kerr playing a program alongside San Francisco Symphony principal violist Jonathan Vinocour, Seattle Symphony principal cellist Efe Baltacigil, and pianist Jon Kimura Parker.