2010 Mostly Mozart Festival

Posted on: April 19, 2010

New York’s Lincoln Center has announced details of this summer’s Mostly Mozart Festival, which will open July 27 with pianist Emanuel Ax and mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe performing works by Mozart, Handel, Gluck, and Chopin, led by Music Director Louis Langrée. Other orchestral highlights with the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra include Barber’s Violin Concerto with soloist James Ehnes; Saint-Saëns’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with soloist Peter Jablonski; Mendelssohn’s Concerto for Violin, Piano, and Strings with Joshua Bell and Jeremy Denk; Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7; and Mozart’s Mass in C minor, featuring the Concert Chorale of New York with soprano Carolyn Sampson, mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke, and tenor Steve Davislim. Artist-in-Residence Pierre-Laurent Aimard will lead a six-concert chamber music series called “Bach and Polyphony,” featuring the music of Bach interspersed with polyphonic works by contemporary composers; a late-night chamber music series will feature nine concerts beginning at 10:30 pm in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse. In August, the Mark Morris Dance group will perform Handel’s oratorio L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato with Jane Glover leading the festival orchestra and sopranos Christine Brandes and Lisa Saffer, tenor John McVeigh, and bass-baritone Andrew Foster Williams.   

Photo by J. Henry Fair

Posted April 19, 2010