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September 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

You are invited to an exclusive screening of PBS’ Great Performance series “Now Hear This,” Season Two, Episode Three, “Becoming Mozart.”

This episode was filmed entirely in San Luis Obispo County and once again is hosted  by Festival Mozaic’s Music Director, Scott Yoo.



Join us for one of three drive-in screenings:

Option 1:             7:00 PM, Sept. 25, 2020

Option 2:             7:00 PM, Sept. 26, 2020

Option 3:             9:00 PM, Sept. 26, 2020


Location:              Cuesta College Performing Arts Parking Lot


More details will follow, but each drive-in will welcome a limited number of guests to join us as we collectively watch the beautiful episode. With special guest, Stuart Goodyear, and many familiar musicians from our Festival Mozaic roster.

Scott Yoo is traveling to San Luis Obispo to introduce the episode as well as take some previously submitted questions.

I hope you will be able to join us at one of the options. This is certain to fill to capacity (which is limited by Cuesta College to 30 vehicles) so please respond with your first and second options and we will work hard to accommodate your request. Bring your own soda and popcorn or any treats you may want to snack.

We miss you; we miss performing for you, but it will be great to see you and share in this beautiful episode and dream of the time when we once again can make music together.


On Friday, October 2, PBS will broadcast the third episode in Season 2 of its Great Performances Series, “Now Hear This”. The episode, “Becoming Mozart”, features Festival Mozaic’s Music Director, Scott Yoo as host/presenter.  This entire program was filmed in San Luis Obispo County, CA., home to Festival Mozaic.

As a co-executive producer and host of the “Now Hear This” series, the first series about classical music on prime-time American television in 50 years, Yoo has traveled from Vienna to Montreal, Berlin to Philadelphia, London to New York City and beyond  to explore beloved works by the world’s greatest classical composers.

Now, San Luis Obispo County on California’s Central Coast is being showcased with that illustrious lineup of music capitals and viewers will have an opportunity to learn why Festival Mozaic has endured and grown over 50 years.  As Yoo says, “San Luis Obispo is a special place.  All our musicians, including me, love coming here to perform.  The weather, the venues, the people, the food, the wine and beautiful music all combine to create an immersive, intimate, and personal experience.  Hosting this episode of “Now Hear This” in San Luis Obispo is one way to show my appreciation for all that Festival Mozaic and San Luis Obispo County have meant to me.”

2020 is the Festival’s Fiftieth Anniversary year.  The 50th Anniversary musical program was thoughtfully composed to include surprises, special group performances and many first-time Festival performers, including Christian McBride, and Brian Stokes Mitchell. Unfortunately, the Covid-19 quarantine caused the Golden Anniversary season to be postponed until July 17-30, 2021.

Festival Mozaic began in 1970 as the San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival and the classical repertoire is still central to its mission.  It has been bringing together world class musicians from throughout the country who gather and perform in multiple venues throughout San Luis Obispo County.  The Festival has become an integral part of the San Luis Obispo community and enjoys a broad base of support.


For further information about Festival Mozaic, contact Lloyd Tanner, Executive Director, lloyd@festivalmozaic.org.


September 27
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Cuesta College
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