Music is a force powerful enough to calm a baby, soothe a wild beast, or compel the two to dance with each other. Be overcome by this GrouponLive deal.
- Two tickets to Mainly Mozart’s "Evolution" Concert Series
- Where: The Abbey
- Show time: 7:30 p.m.
- Door time: 6:30 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
$20 for two tickets for theatre seating (floor level left) at one concert (up to a $47 value). Choose from the following concerts:
- Mexico’s Next Wave of Classics and Jazz on Thursday, June 6
- Jazz by Classics on Wednesday, June 12
- World Dances and Musical Movements on Wednesday, June 19
$54 for two tickets for table seating (floor level right and center and terrace level) at all three of the above concerts (up to a $118 value)
"Evolution" Concert Series
Magos Herrera and Celso Duarte perform “La Llorona
Mozart created groundbreaking work that nevertheless reflected the culture and society in which he lived. In the same way, "Evolution" takes a grounded and celebratory look at that which moves us forward. The artists featured in "Evolution" are currently pushing boundaries all around the globe.
Thursday, June 6: Mexico’s Next Wave of Classics and Jazz
Vocalist Magos Herrera, violinist Cuauhtémoc Rivera, and harpist Celso Duarte among others, explore evocative works from early-20th-century Mexican composers. Dubbed “the Cassandra Wilson of Latin American” by JazzTimes, Herrera also turns her velvet pipes to tracks from her latest album of jazz and blues, Mexico Azul. Another section of the program engineers a striking contrast within a single genre, pairing dances by Bach with those from Aztec and Mayan culture.
Wednesday, June 12: Jazz by Classics
Pianist Stephen Prutsman, the Project Trio, and the Hausmann String Quartet push the boundaries of their instruments: a flute may evoke a beatbox, or a cello sound as though it’s trying to sneak into a funk band disguised as a curvaceous, long-necked backup singer. The musicians also give Prutsman's Jazz Piano Etudes a rousing San Diego debut.
Wednesday, June 19: World Dances and Musical Movements
A quartet from young classical collective The Declassified perform pieces by contemporary composers such as John Adams, Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky, and Andrew Norman. They also accompany the airborne voice of Becca Stevens as she unleashes her own genre-bucking songs.
Inspired by "the genius and innovation of Mozart and the masters," for 25 years Mostly Mozart has gathered together music-lovers, world-class musicians, and composers. The latter category doesn’t just include the group’s namesakes, child prodigy Li’l Mikey Mozart and his uncle Wolfgang, but a vast range of musical thinkers making pieces that feel as exciting today as Mozart’s did in 1770. A summer music festival (Southern California's largest) and chamber music concerts throughout the year comprise programs that specialize in fascinating juxtapositions: modern neuroscience with classical sonatas, for instance, or hummable songs from the British Isles with their soulmates from Italy.