Mostly Mozart Festival 2017



On 25 July the Mostly Mozart Festival gets underway, with Askonas Holt artist performances taking place across the month. Festival Music Director Louis Langrée will conduct a variety of concerts beginning with the Special Opening-Night Presentation, The Singing Heart; an evening of symphony and song. The concert will combine Mozart’s Haffner Symphony with a selection of folk songs and spirituals composed around the same time, concluding with a performance of Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy, performed by the Young People’s Chorus of New York City who make their Mostly Mozart Festival debut. See a full list of Louis’ performances here.

Ian Bostridge will revive the spectacular The Dark Mirror: Zender’s Winterreise on 12 & 13 August, performing Schubert’s cycle with the International Contemporary Ensemble under the baton of Baldur Brönnimann. Watch a taster below.

On 17, 19 and 20 August Christopher Maltman will perform the title role of Don Giovanni, joined by Lucy Crowe as Donna Elvira and Sylvia Schwartz as Zerlina. The performances will take place at the Rose Theater, with the Budapest Festival Orchestra conducted by Iván Fischer. On the 11 and 12 August, Thomas Zehetmair will also take to the stage to perform Beethoven’s Violin Concerto.

Edward Gardner teams up with pianist Jeremy Denk and the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra for a concert of Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert on 28 and 29 July. The programme will shift from dark to light, starting with Mozart’s Masonic Funeral Music in C minor before graduating to Beethoven’s Piano Concerto in No. 4 in G major and resolving with Schubert’s Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major.

The Mostly Mozart Festival season spans 25 July to 20 August 2017. For full listings of performances and more information, visit the Lincoln Centre website.

Photo credit: Chung-Hung Eric Cheng, Flickr, ‘Lincoln Centre‘ (CC BY 2.0)

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