Mostly Mozart Festival 2017

Posted on: April 24, 2017

“It may be called the Mostly Mozart Festival, but when it returns to Lincoln Center this summer it will come with a Sizable Side of Schubert,” writes Michael Cooper in Wednesday’s (4/19) New York Times. “One of the highlights of the season, which was announced Wednesday, will be a staging of Hans Zender’s orchestration of Schubert’s ‘Winterreise,’ sung by the tenor Ian Bostridge, played by the International Contemporary Ensemble and directed by Netia Jones. … Other Schubert offerings this summer are to include the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra performing his Symphony No. 9, under the baton of Gianandrea Noseda, and Symphony No. 5, conducted by Edward Gardner; a performance of his Piano Trio in B-flat major by Trio Solisti; and a free ‘Schubertiade Remix.’ ” The festival runs July 25-Aug. 20, with artists including Joshua Bell, Jeremy Denk, Steven Isserlis, Gil Shaham, Les Arts Florissants, Kirill Gerstein, and So Percussion. “There will, of course, be plenty of Mozart this year, as well—including the return of the Budapest Festival Orchestra’s innovative production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni … conducted and directed by Ivan Fischer. And the festival’s music director, Louis Langrée, has extended his contract … through the 2020 season.”

Posted April 24, 2017