I invite you to join us in celebrating the inspiration and genius of Mozart at Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival. This year marks Renée and Robert Belfer Music Director Louis Langrée’s tenth summer with Mostly Mozart, and we wish to toast his contribution to the Festival’s musical heart, the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra. Together they give compelling performances of works by Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, and others.
We turn this summer to birds, the originators of song and an inspiration for countless composers. We explore our avian theme inside and outside the concert hall, through performances by this summer’s Artists-in-Residence, the intrepid Brooklyn-based International Contemporary Ensemble; The Murder of Crows, a sound installation by artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller at the Park Avenue Armory; and a variety of other events, including a film screening, a discussion of birdsong and its influence of composers, and, in a Mostly Mozart first, bird walks through Central Park—our newest Festival venue.
We also pay tribute to the artistic legacy of Franz Schubert, Mozart’s compatriot and an outstanding composer in his own right. And we are delighted to welcome back the Mark Morris Dance Group for one of its most acclaimed works, Dido and Aeneas, with mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe singing the role of Dido. Guest conductors, renowned soloists and ensembles, late-night concerts, pre-concert recitals, and artist talks round out the Festival.
And as always, at the center of the Festival, providing its vision and heart, is Mozart himself, whose brilliance never ceases to astonish us and deeply enrich our lives. We greatly look forward to celebrating his timeless musical achievements with you.