Dear Music Lovers,
Summer is more welcome than usual this year, and what better way to banish memories of a long, cold winter than with the exuberance of Mozart. This year his genius is discovered anew through dynamic performances of the Festival Orchestra under the phenomenal leadership of Renée and Robert Belfer Music Director Louis Langrée. We’ll bring you many of your favorite Mozart pieces as well as a rare Festival performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9.
I welcome you to experience the best in classical music in the relaxed atmosphere of our Festival, including performances by the Emerson String Quartet, joined this year by the lyrical clarinetist Martin Fröst; the Mostly Mozart debut of the lively pianist Yuja Wang; and virtuosic presentations by Joshua Bell, Richard Goode, and Christian Tetzlaff.
Composers of today are also showcased in performances by the Mostly Mozart Festival artists-in-residence, the International Contemporary Ensemble; in the world premiere of John Luther Adams’s Sila: The Breath of the World, commissioned jointly by Mostly Mozart and Lincoln Center Out of Doors; and in an intimate presentation of Adams’s Mathematics of Resonant Bodies by the masterful percussionist Steven Schick.
With so much to choose from, this summer’s Festival promises to be a joyous one. We hope you agree!
Ehrenkranz Artistic Director