Newly repurposed Mainly Mozart rolls out “Mozart & the Mind”

Posted on: May 21, 2014

In Monday’s (5/19) San Diego Union-Tribune, James Chute writes that San Diego’s Mainly Mozart, “for two decades a series of orchestral concerts and chamber music performances … [has] broadened its mission and diversified its offerings…. Consider the approximately 700 people who turned out for enlightening, entertaining and energizing ‘Mozart & the Mind’ presentations Saturday … by music therapy pioneer Concetta Tomaino, neuroscientist Adam Gazzaley, and former Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart. Tomaino offered an engaging presentation on ‘Therapeutic Aspects of Music and Brain Function,’ which filled the hall to capacity…. Everyone in the audience had some sort of percussion instrument to play.… They also collaborated with Hart, Gazzaley and the series’ curator, neuroscientist Tim Mullen, in one grand, giant drum circle that closed the session.… If the musical result was relatively rudimentary, that’s not really the point. The exhilarating experience was itself evidence of the power of rhythm.” The event also included performances of Bach’s ‘Art of the Fugue’ by the Orion String Quartet.

Posted May 21, 2014