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Music Director, The Florida Orchestra
Chief Conductor, Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz
Music Director, Mainly Mozart Festival

Michael Francis has quickly established himself as one of the leading international conductors of today. Appointed Music Director of the Florida Orchestra in the fall of 2014, he is now entering his sixth season with a contract extension through the 2024-25 season. His role in building a wide variety of transformative community engagement initiatives has significantly grown the organization. Since 2014 as Music Director of the Mainly Mozart Festival in San Diego, California with a contract renewal through the summer of 2023, he continues his ambitious multi-year exploration of Mozart’s life. Now in his second season, Francis continues as Chief Conductor of Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz. Previously, he was Chief Conductor and Artistic Advisor of the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra from 2012-16.

For the COVID-affected 2020-21 season, Francis has re-designed entirely new seasons for The Florida Orchestra, Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie and Mainly Mozart. These include innovative programming with smaller ensembles, split-orchestra concerts, live-streaming, drive-in concerts, educational videos and curated online experiences.
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Current Schedule

Mainly Mozart Festival
17th, 20th, 22nd & 24th October 2020 – Del Mar, USA
The Florida Orchestra
31st October – 1st November 2020 – St. Petersburg, USA
Full Schedule

Mainly Mozart Festival
17th October 2020 – Del Mar, USA
Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pflaz
9th October 2020 – Ludwigshafen, Germany