Join us for the 22nd annual Mozart Festival and Open House between Noon and 9pm on Saturday, January 28th as we celebrate the birth of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart! Festivities include live classical music, complimentary pastry samples, and cutting of a piano-shaped birthday cake with ‘Little Mozart’ Maybellene McNamara and our 2017 Guest of Honor City Attorney Richard Pfeiffer.
Schedule of Events
Mark Werling Noon to 2pm
Mozart’s house pianist and longtime Clintonville resident, Mark performs an eclectic mixture of classical, jazz, and popular music.
Jayne Allison 2 to 3pm
A longtime Clintonville resident and employee of the Ohio State University School of Music, Jayne has lent her talent to many Mozart’s celebrations through the years.
Don Cary and Mark Werling 3 to 4pm
Mark Werling & Don Cary, both 1964 graduates of South High School, offer a lively blend of saxophone and piano. Don plays with 3C Highway Band “A Musical Road” and The Jack Fox Band. Don has played A Musical Cruise on Buckeye Lake, Hollywood Casino, and many venues in between.
Camarata 4 to 5pm
The gifted Clintonville-based chamber music trio Camarata features cellist Luis Biava, Music Director of the New Albany Symphony and principle cellist for the Columbus Symphony Orchestra; violinist Ariane Sletner, concertmaster of the New Albany Symphony, CSO musician, and Adjunct Professor of Violin at Kenyon College; and pianist Dr. Suzanne Newcomb, senior lecturer and pianist at Otterbein University and CSO musician. Camarata has graciously performed at Mozart’s many times, including the recent ‘Beethoven & Beyond’ series.
Guest of Honor Columbus City Attorney Richard Pfeiffer &
‘Little Mozart’ Maybellene McNamara
Clintonville resident Richard Pfeiffer is the longest serving City Attorney in Columbus history, with more than 12 years of service. Mr. Pfeiffer is a graduate of Columbus City Schools, Oberlin College, and The Ohio State University College of Law. His distinguished career has included service in the United States Army, the Ohio House of Representatives, the Ohio Senate, and the Franklin County Municipal Court.
9 year old Maybellene McNamara began playing piano at age 6. She attends Indian Springs elementary any plays violin in the Indian Springs orchestra. Piano is her favorite instrument and her favorite food is Mozart’s key lime pie.
Synchronicity 6 to 7pm
This talented, Columbus-based trio has performed at the annual Mozart Festival Open House for more than 16 years. The group often lends their talent in support of those in need, including many fundraising events for the Faith Mission.
Arnett Howard and Mark Werling 7 to 9pm
Jazz musician Arnett has performed over five thousand concerts to a variety of audiences in Central Ohio and throughout the world since 1985. He’s an active community servant, musical historian and official ambassador of Columbus, Ohio.