Mostly Mozart Festival – Lincoln Center

Mostly Mozart Festival - Lincoln Center Joshua Bell

Mostly Mozart Festival – Lincoln Center. July 25–August 20. 2017

Annual celebration of Mozart : Mostly Mozart Festival – Lincoln Center will feature performances by artists and ensembles including Violin star Joshua Bell, “Britain’s greatest cellist” Steven Isserlis (Telegraph, U.K.), Jeremy Denk, Steven Isserlis, Gil Shaham, the Danish String Quartet, Les Arts Florissants, Kirill Gerstein and So Percussion.

Highlights of the festival: 

A Little Night Music featuring Joshua Bell, violin. Steven Isserlis, cello. Ana-Maria Vera, piano.   Wednesday, August 9 at 10:00 pm
Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

Another highlights of the season will be a staging of Hans Zender’s orchestration of Schubert’s “Winterreise,” sung by the tenor Ian Bostridge: August 12–13 Rose Theater  and  The Budapest Festival Orchestra “Don Giovanni” : August 17, 19-20 at Rose Theater

Mostly Mozart Festival - Lincoln Center Joshua Bell

Mostly Mozart Festival – Lincoln Center Joshua Bell

Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra  
July 25–August 19
Exceptional performances by New York’s radiant summertime orchestra led by Renée and Robert Belfer Music Director Louis Langrée and dynamic guest conductors from around the world in Mostly Mozart Festival – Lincoln Center.

Opera and Vocal
July 25–August 20
Mozart’s Don Giovanni and Schubert’s Winterreise come alive in visionary stagings, plus Les Arts Florissants and a vibrant opening program featuring the Young People’s Chorus of New York City that captures the enlightened spirit of Mozart’s time.Mostly Mozart Festival – Lincoln Center.

Chamber Ensembles
July 27–August 15
Passionate programs from the Danish String Quartet, Les Arts Florissants, Joshua Bell and Steven Isserlis, and more

Mostly Schubert
July 28–August 15
The composer’s matchless melodies flow through symphonic programs and late-night recitals, plus The Dark Mirror: Zender’s Winterreise with Ian Bostridge, an updated Schubertiade, and a film about the composer’s final years

Mostly Mozart Festival - Lincoln Center

Mostly Mozart Festival – Lincoln Center

Contemporary Classical
August 1–14
Experience the brilliance of a whole new generation of artists.

A Little Night Music
August 2–16
The perfect summer evening ends (or begins!) at Mostly Mozart, perched above the city in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse. Enjoy complimentary wine, candlelight, and a glittering skyline in these intimate, hour-long performances.

The Dark Mirror: Zender’s Winterreise
August 12–13 Rose Theater
An enthralling tribute to Schubert’s genius directed by Netia Jones and featuring tenor Ian Bostridge. “A powerful musical journey.”
– Guardian (U.K.) 
In this “enthralling” theatrical production (Telegraph, U.K.), Schubert’s poignant song cycle about lost love is refracted through the German composer Hans Zender’s contemporary orchestrations and director Netia Jones’s stunning monochrome imagery. Tenor Ian Bostridge—one of today’s foremost interpreters of Winterreise—sets out once more on the path of existential reflection brought to life by Jones’s film, projections, and stage design. Conceived and directed by Netia Jones,Ian Bostridge, tenor,International Contemporary Ensemble, Baldur Brönnimann, conductor (Mostly Mozart debut) Post-performance discussion on Saturday, August 12, Netia Jones. With English supertitles.

Budapest Festival Orchestra.  Don Giovanni: August 17, 19-20 Rose Theater:

Budapest Festival Orchestra Don Giovanni

Budapest Festival Orchestra. Don Giovanni

A provocative staging of Mozart’s opera overflowing with musical revelations and dramatic innovation. “A lively, giocoso take on the opera…provocative.”
– Opera News. “I have seldom seen this climactic moment staged to such haunting effect,” wrote the New York Times’s Anthony Tommasini about Don Giovanni’s descent into hell as staged by the “immensely gifted” conductor Iván Fischer (NPR). First performed to sold-out houses at Mostly Mozart in 2011, this provocative staged concert of Mozart’s opera overflows with musical revelations and dramatic innovation. Soprano Laura Aikin reprises her “standout” performance (New York Times) as the suffering Donna Anna and baritone Christopher Maltman is the titular playboy, dragged to his fiery fate in the unforgettable finale.
This production of Don Giovanni was co-produced by the Budapest Festival Orchestra and Müpa Budapest.

Budapest Festival Orchestra
Iván Fischer, conductor and director
Christopher Maltman, Don Giovanni
Laura Aikin, Donna Anna
Zoltán Megyesi, Don Ottavio
Lucy Crowe, Donna Elvira
José Fardilha, Leporello
Sylvia Schwartz, Zerlina
Kristinn Sigmundsson, Commendatore
Matteo Peirone, Masetto
Pre-performance discussion on Saturday, August 19 at 6:00 pm
Iván Fischer and Jane Moss
Agnes Varis and Karl Leichtman Studio
With English supertitles

VENUE: http://www.lincolncenter.org  http://www.lincolncenter.org/mostly-mozart

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Live From Lincoln Center: 50 Years of Mostly Mozart:

The 50th Mostly Mozart Festival

Richard Goode – Piano Concerto No. 12 – Mozart (Mostly Mozart Festival 2016):

http://www.lincolncenter.org/mostly-mozart/series/opera-and-vocal  http://www.lincolncenter.org/mostly-mozart/show/the-dark-mirror-zenders-winterreise

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