Help Us Welcome  
Judysharon Buck 
To The Board Of Directors 

We welcome Festival enthusiast Judysharon Buck to the Board of Directors.  Originally from Chicago, but now a resident of Island Lake, Judysharon is a Ph. D. on the staff of Alexian Brothers Hospital.  She also maintains a private mental health practice in Schaumberg called art4you.  



To show your support of the Festival please send your year end, tax deductible contribution to: 
Woodstock Mozart Festival; P.O. Box 734
Woodstock, IL 60098.  THANK YOU!

LOOK:  Keep posted on upcoming Festival news and events on our web site,, and facebook page.
to our 27th Season open January 14, 2014!

Until then...



Fall 2012

2010... a really good year!


Thank you for responding to our new marketing approach, which prompted a 13% increase in audience attendance and a 15% increase in subscriptions. We also expanded our community outreach efforts through a Woodstock Chamber of Commerce mixer, the School District 200 program for music students, and the recent Oktoberfest event with Woodstock's Rotary Club.  


The final report is not in yet on fundraising. Many of you have responded generously to our appeals from the stage this summer. And now we encourage others to contribute during our year-end fundraising campaign so that we may continue to bring you quality performances like those you enjoyed last summer.   

  • David Schrader's brilliant and clever remarks from the
    forte piano of Mozart's day, and then from the modern instrument of today.

  • The Gruppmans' beautiful program of unforgettable
    listening experiences, especially in Mahler's Adagietto
    from Symphony No. 5. 

  • Alex Klein's spectacular performances of Mozart's Oboe Concerto and his own showpiece, Choro no Capricho.   

Again, we hope these rare concert experiences will prompt you to be as generous as possible when you receive our fundraising appeal following the Thanksgiving holiday.

Please help us make this a banner year ALL around.


Thank you, 

Anita Whalen
Artistic & General Director

Woodstock Mozart Festival.

P.S.  If you would like to become a volunteer, please call me at (630) 983-7072.  Read on for future endeavors in need of volunteers.




Our first Oktoberfest event on October 6th in partnership with Woodstock's noon Rotary was a BIG success!  As you can see from the photos, the 200 guests who attended had a wuderbar time!  Early in the evening, great music was provided by accordion virtuoso Stas Venglevski together with our own cellist Roza Borisova, his wife. Delicious German food arrived from the Woodstock Public House, along with Die Musikmeisters German band in authentic attire, who provided spirited music and their special brand of inventive (outrageous?) and effective entertainment throughout the evening.  


Dance teacher Rosie Lenth (pictured with Mozart) led Polka dance lessons for those who never have been sure how the Polka goes. Infectious laughter amongst participants and from sideline supporters continued to ratchet up the evening's enjoyment. Everyone agrees that another Oktoberfest MUST be staged in 2014, but probably a little late September. As you can see from the photos, everyone is in coats, as the weather suddenly turned cold on that day. But the atmosphere at the fest was exceedingly warm. And yes, the resulting proceeds support the Festival and other community projects. 


Mark your calendars now for late September next year-this will be an event you will not want to miss! 



Did You Know? 

...that Jean Sanno won the stunning quilt from the Sinnissippi Quilters. An usher at the Woodstock Opera House, Jean's winning ticket was one of three she purchased for $10. This contributed to the $4,500 result from raffle ticket sales over the summer.  Mozart Fest VP Maija Mizens sold the winning ticket and remembers that Jean was adamant that she would be the winner!

Second place winner, Sandy Redding, will receive two tickets to a performance of her choice during our 2014 season.

Kudos and deepest appreciation to Amy and Al Ottens for initiating this project and making it such a success!  Also, many thanks to those who sold raffle tickets in the heat at Farmers Markets, at other events, and at the Opera House (in air conditioned comfort) during performances. We are also MOST grateful to those of you who purchased raffle tickets to assist the Festival.




“Mozart Fest makes Woodstock a hot destination.”