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April 29, 2015

Festival Mozaic Poster Artist

By Anne Laddon

Festival Mozaic Poster Artist

I'm honored to be the 2015 Poster Artist for Festival Mozaic.

Since its beginnings in 1971, FESTIVAL MOZAIC transforms the Central Coast of California into a hotbed of classical music culture each summer. The Festival works with local visual artists to help sent that message.

This year my original pastel work, “Mission Mosaic” featuring illustrations of Festival Mozaic Music Director Scot Yoo leading the Orchestra at Mission San Miguel is the basis for the poster. My image will adorn all 2015 Festival Mozaic publicity, including the season brochure and summer festival souvenir program, all of which celebrate and promote the 45th Anniversary of the Festival.

I attended and made sketches at four events during the 2014 Festival to inspire this work. The selected piece, “Mission Mozaic” is an illustration of the Festival Mozaic orchestra being led by Music Director Scott Yoo in the historic Mission San Miguel.

“Mission Mozaic” the original pastel, will be sold in silent auction. Any proceeds beyond $2,500 will be donated to Festival Mozaic to benefit their work. Festival Mozaic is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Poster reproductions will also be on sale on the Festival Mozaic website (unframed and signed/framed available) and at all summer festival events.

The Festival presents four different types of events:
Orchestra –conducted by music director Scott Yoo and featuring artists such as Kristin Lee, violin and the Bach Collegium San Diego Chorus
Chamber Music –featuring performers like Kristina Reiko Cooper, cello, Steven Copes, violin, of the St Paul Chamber Orchestra, Robert Walters of the Cleveland Orchestra and others.
Fringe series—featuring classically-trained musicians playing in innovative crossover ensembles (like the Portland Cello Project and Celtic group Colcannon).
Notable Encounters – our short-format explorations of individual pieces of music which are equal parts interactive performance and education.
The music of Mozart, Beethoven and Bach will be played in charismatic venues such as Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, Chapel Hill in wine country, the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art and the state-of-the-art Cuesta College Cultural and Performing Arts Center. (View full brochure at www.FestivalMozaic.com)
Subscription Tickets are on sale March 15. Individual tickets are on sale May 1. Tickets may be ordered online at www.festivalmozaic.com or by calling (805) 781-3009 / (877) 881-8899.

About Festival Mozaic
Festival Mozaic (founded in 1971 as the San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival) is a celebration of five centuries of music that takes place year-round in varied venues across San Luis Obispo County. The Festival presents an orchestra gathered from professionals across the world, chamber music concerts, guest artists and ensembles, and concerts of crossover artists.

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