Lincoln Center to end summer performing-arts festival, expand Mostly Mozart

Posted on: November 15, 2017

“Lincoln Center announced on Tuesday that it was pulling the plug on the Lincoln Center Festival, and that Jane Moss, who reinvented and re-energized Mostly Mozart, would assume control over all of its summer programming in addition to her other duties as the center’s artistic director,” writes Michael Cooper in Tuesday’s (11/14) New York Times. “Taking control of all of Lincoln Center’s programming at a moment of budgetary constraints is the latest challenge for Ms. Moss, 65, who has quietly emerged as one of New York’s most creative tastemakers in recent years.… she expected that Mostly Mozart would grow by 40 to 50 percent in future seasons to make up for the loss of the Lincoln Center Festival’s programming, which included hot-ticket productions of ‘The Demons’ on Governors Island in 2010, the massive staging of Shakespeare plays in the Park Avenue Armory in 2011, and an international production of Balanchine’s ‘Jewels’ this summer…. She also plans to expand the White Light Festival, the [multi-genre] … fall festival she launched in 2010. Summer programming as a whole will drop to five weeks in 2018 from seven weeks this year. ‘I’m far more interested in impact than I am in quantity,’ Ms. Moss said.”

Posted November 15, 2017

At Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival, Music Director Louis Langrée leads the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra.