James Chute, U-T San Diego, 26th October 2014

In Michael Francis’ first season as Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra’s music director, his course is clear. For the just-announced 2015 season, he’s going back to Mozart.

“What we’re really looking to do in 2015 is celebrate Mozart,” said Francis, who succeeds the 26-year-old festival’s founding music director, David Atherton. “With a Mainly Mozart Festival, it’s very important that Mozart really is the center. He is the whole point of it. And I’m really looking forward to exploring deeply why Mozart is so relevant to us. What is it that attracts us to him?”…