"50 Years of Mostly Mozart"
Friday, February 3 on PBS
(Check your local listings)
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts celebrates the 50th anniversary of its Mostly Mozart Festival, one of the world’s major music festivals and a beloved New York tradition, with a Live From Lincoln Center broadcast on PBS, February 3, 2017 (check local listings). The special honors this milestone season with a concert spanning Mozart’s symphonic output, along with highlights from more than 50 exceptional events from over five weeks this past summer.
The program showcases the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra conducted by Louis Langrée in signature performances of the eponymous composer’s first and last symphonies—Symphonies No. 1 and No. 41 (“Jupiter”). In between, esteemed Mozartean Richard Goode joins the orchestra as soloist in Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major.
Over the past half century, the Mostly Mozart Festival has grown in scope to feature works by additional composers, new commissions, and premieres. The broadcast includes excerpts from many of these programs, such as choreographer Mark Morris’s beloved Mozart Dances, the International Contemporary Ensemble, and David Lang’s the public domain, a work for 1,000 voices.