Summer in New York is synonymous with many marvels, and we are pleased to add to those pleasures with another Mostly Mozart Festival. This year, inspired by the genius and brilliance of Mozart, we present an expansive and rich calendar of concerts, opera performances, and late-night recitals, as well as many world premieres.
At the center of our fiesta is the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra led by Renée and Robert Belfer Music Director Louis Langrée. The Orchestra will be joined by a spectacular roster of preeminent soloists and guest conductors, including the world-renowned pianist Emanuel Ax and violinist Joshua Bell, and rising stars like violinist Isabelle Faust and conductor David Afkham.
Iván Fischer returns to Mostly Mozart with his Budapest Festival Orchestra to present a staged concert version of Mozart’s joyful Marriage of Figaro, following their widely acclaimed production of Don Giovanni at Mostly Mozart 2011. We pay special attention to the pioneering artistry of our artists-in-residence, the International Contemporary Ensemble, celebrating their tenth anniversary with the “power of ten”—ten performances including new works by ten of today’s most notable composers. We are also pleased to welcome back the acclaimed Emerson String Quartet, performing for the first time here with the group’s new cellist, Paul Watkins. And through it all, we spotlight the music of Ludwig van Beethoven, whose styles and themes were greatly shaped by Mozart and his scores.
This summer’s Festival promises to be a remarkable one. Join us for these quintessentially New York summer nights of celebration and music.
Ehrenkranz Artistic Director