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‘Culinary Concerto’ Fundraising Gala Benefiting Mainly Mozart

About the Event

Mainly Mozart, renowned for orchestrating the celebrated annual Mainly Mozart All-Star Orchestra Festival, is thrilled to announce their highly anticipated 2024 fundraising gala, “Culinary Concerto,” taking place March 22, 2024, at the exquisite Julep Venue.

Local celebrity chef and “Master Chef” winner and judge Chef Claudia Sandoval is serving as the Culinary Director for this incredible event, and has curated a star-studded lineup that includes international celebrity chefs from the United States, Mexico, and as far as Switzerland, each renowned for their culinary prowess and innovative creations.

Culinary Concerto will bring together 24 internationally acclaimed chefs preparing 24 unique menus tableside, with incredible pairings from 24 wineries from Paso Robles and Valle de Guadalupe. All in perfect harmony as music plays while guests enjoy one extraordinary night benefiting Mainly Mozart, the incomparable San Diego organization that, for the past 36 years, has united the San Diego community through the celebration of orchestral music, intimate concert experiences, and exceptional music education for aspiring young musicians.

In addition to the exceptional culinary experience, the evening will feature a special musical performance by award winning songwriter, vocalist, violinist, and the Eurovision Song Contest winner, Alexander Rybak, marking his first-ever public performance in San Diego.

The gala will be hosted by esteemed food writer, television host, and Food Network regular, Troy Johnson, who will serve as the Master of Ceremonies

The “Culinary Concerto” Gala will raise funds in support of Mainly Mozart’s impactful programs, including the Mainly Mozart All-Star Orchestra Festival, the Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra, the Mozart & The Mind series focusing on autism research, and the cross-border initiative, Mozart Binacional which has supported music education in Baja California for the past 25 years.


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