Summer in New York is the perfect time to catch up on your cultural to-do list. But if you’re like us, once late July rolls around the benefits of an enjoyable outdoor evening are overshadowed by the fear of paralyzing mosquito bites and cloying humidity. Enter this year’s Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center. Opening at the perfect moment to provide a nice evening respite from the dog days of our city’s summer, the Festival kicks off on July 27th with a gala performance by the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra at Avery Fisher Hall and runs through August 21st.
This spectacular concert series marks the 200th anniversary of two composers who were deeply influenced and inspired by Mozart: Frédéric Chopin and Robert Schumann. Maestro Louis Langrée, in his eighth season, will conduct the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra in ten concerts featuring a wide range of works by Chopin, Schumann, Bach, Gluck, Saint-Saëns, Barber, Beethoven, Bizet, Mendelssohn, and Weber, and of course, the festival’s namesake. There will also be special performances by violinist Josh Bell on August 17th and 18th. According to the festival’s Artistic Director Jane Moss, “it is certain to offer sublime and inspiring musical experiences for our summer-in-New York audiences.” We concur!
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