Classical music review

Mainly Mozart Festival closes era in eclectic fashion


South Florida Classical Review

The Mainly Mozart Festival packed the University of Miami’s Gusman Concert Hall to capacity for the finale of its 20th season, with a large number of families joining regular patrons.

Sunday’s concert marked the end of James Judd’s tenure of as festival artistic director, with executive director Anna Klimata-Pietraszko literally handed the baton to his successor, Marina Radiushina, who was joined onstage by Miami Chamber Music Society president Mike Eidson. Together, they will set the direction of the festival, and if Sunday’s concert is any indication, the future holds audience-friendly, outside-the-box programming, slick presentation values and cross-fertilization with other Miami arts organizations.

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