Welcome to the 2019 Mostly Mozart Festival

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DANCE

Mark Morris Dance Group

Sport (World premiere)
Empire Garden
V

July 10–13, 2019

Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall

Witness a world premiere by "the most influential choreographer alive" (New York Times), along with the imaginative Empire Garden and triumphant V. Learn More 

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FILM

The Great Buster: A Celebration

Directed by Peter Bogdanovich (2018)
One hour and 42 minutes

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Walter Reade Theater

A tribute to the legendary Buster Keaton, whose work informed Barrie Kosky’s silent film–inspired staging of Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Learn More 

Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra

Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra

The Magic Flute

(New York production premiere)

July 17–20, 2019

David H. Koch Theater

Mozart’s beloved opera enters new terrain in this audaciously delightful staging that pays homage to 1920s silent movies, Weimar cabaret, and the dark whimsy of fairy tales. Learn More 

July 17–20, 2019

David H. Koch Theater

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Saturday, July 20, 2019

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

Scholars from the Mozart Society of America illuminate aspects of the composer’s beloved opera, The Magic Flute, in an engaging afternoon of presentations. Learn More 

Free
Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra

July 23–24, 2019

David Geffen Hall

Conductor Andrew Manze leads the Festival Orchestra through the emotional depths of the epic “Eroica” Symphony in this transcendent all-Beethoven program. Learn More 

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A Little Night Music

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

Cello sensation Kian Soltani leads a magical late-night concert with a program featuring Schumann, Chopin, and inspiration from his Persian heritage. Learn More 

MUSIC I THEATER

The Black Clown

(New York premiere)
Starring Davóne Tines

July 24–27, 2019

Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College

The experience of a black man’s resilience against a legacy of oppression unfolds in this stunning music- theater adaptation of Langston Hughes’s famed poem. Learn More 

MUSIC I THEATER

The Black Clown

(New York premiere)
Starring Davóne Tines

July 24–27, 2019

Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College

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A Little Night Music

A Little Night Music

Michael Brown, piano

(Mostly Mozart Festival debut)

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

An evening of piano variations—featuring Beethoven's herculean Eroica Variations—with the visionary and virtuosic Michael Brown. Learn More 

International Contemporary Ensemble

FREE

Fure & Thorvaldsdottir

International Contemporary Ensemble

Thursday, July 25, 2019

David Rubenstein Atrium

Immerse yourself in the sound worlds of pioneering composers Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Ashley Fure, and Bergrún Snæbjörnsdóttir at this free performance.

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Free
Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra

July 26–27, 2019

David Geffen Hall

Maverick violinist Pekka Kuusisto ignites Vivaldi’s Baroque masterpiece with his improvisatory flair and “intensely intimate” playing (Guardian, U.K.). Learn More 

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A Little Night Music

Friday, July 26, 2019

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

Vocalist Nora Fischer and guitarist Marnix Dorrestein redefine songs and arias by Monteverdi, Scarlatti, Purcell, Ravel, and Mozart. Learn More 

Saturday, July 27, 2019

St. Paul's Chapel

Join members of the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra at St. Paul’s Chapel for a free performance of Mozart’s sublime wind serenade. Learn More 

Free
Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra

Saturday, July 27, 2019

St. Paul's Chapel

Join members of the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra at St. Paul’s Chapel for a free performance of Mozart’s sublime wind serenade. Learn More 

Free
A Little Night Music

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

Spirited violinist Pekka Kuusisto and bassist Knut Erik Sundquist perform an exhilarating after-hours recital in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse. Learn More 

FILM

Farewell, My Concubine

Directed by Chen Kaige (1993)
Two hours and 52 minutes

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Walter Reade Theater

A visually sumptuous portrait of love and betrayal, screened in advance of the spectacular Chinese dance-theater work Under Siege. Learn More 

Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra

July 30–31, 2019

David Geffen Hall

Louis Langrée and the Festival Orchestra explore Brahms’s impassioned Symphony No. 3 in this lush program that also includes the most Romantic of Mozart’s piano concertos. Learn More 

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A Little Night Music

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

Revel in New York City's skyline and the velvety soprano of Susanna Phillips at this intimate late-night recital. Learn More 

A Little Night Music

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

A poetic evening of piano with the enchanting Martin Helmchen. Learn More 

DANCE

Blak Whyte Gray

Special Return Engagement

August 1–3, 2019

Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College

An electrifying dance-theater work rooted in hip-hop with a fierce political bite from a virtuosic, Olivier Award–winning East London company. Learn More 

DANCE

Blak Whyte Gray

Special Return Engagement

August 1–3, 2019

Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College

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Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra

August 2–3, 2019

David Geffen Hall

Conductor Gianandrea Noseda and pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard join the Festival Orchestra to reveal new dimensions to Schubert and Beethoven. Learn More 

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International Contemporary Ensemble

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Merkin Concert Hall

Explore the expressive potential of traditional instruments from around the world in this inventive program culminating in the world premiere of Dai Fujikura’s Shamisen Concerto. Learn More 

FILM

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Directed by Ang Lee (2000)
Two hours

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Walter Reade Theater

A martial arts masterpiece featuring the stunning scenic design of Oscar winner Tim Yip, who brings his visual artistry to this summer’s production of Under Siege. Learn More 

Sunday, August 4, 2019

David Geffen Hall

The Budapest Festival Orchestra and its charismatic leader Iván Fischer bring their distinctively creative flair to a concert of Handel arias and Mozart’s “Jupiter” Symphony. Learn More 

International Contemporary Ensemble

FREE

Composer Portraits

International Contemporary Ensemble

Monday, August 5, 2019

Bruno Walter Auditorium

The intrepid International Contemporary Ensemble performs the music of Anahita Abbasi, Aida Shirazi, and Niloufar Nourbakhsh from the Iranian Female Composers Association. Learn More 

Free

Monday, August 5, 2019

Alice Tully Hall

Witness the “supreme artistry” of the Takács Quartet, joined by pianist Jeremy Denk, in this exquisite concert featuring Mozart, Beethoven, and Dohnányi. Learn More 

Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra

August 6–7, 2019

David Geffen Hall

Superstar Joshua Bell performs Dvořák’s Violin Concerto in an exuberant program that traverses the musically diverse Austro-Hungarian empire. Learn More 

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A Little Night Music

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

A buoyant program for piano four hands reveals the “two souls, one mind” (De Telegraaf) of rising stars Lucas and Arthur Jussen. Learn More 

A Little Night Music

A Little Night Music

Brooklyn Rider

(Mostly Mozart Festival debut)

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

The endlessly energetic string quartet ignites an evening of eclectic repertoire. Learn More 

Thursday, August 8, 2019

David Rubenstein Atrium

A lively, hourlong concert showcasing violinist Tessa Lark and bassist Michael Thurber’s original compositions alongside the inventive mastery of Bach. Learn More 

Free

DANCE I THEATER

Under Siege

(U.S. premiere)

August 8–10, 2019

David H. Koch Theater

The “powerful hallucinatory beauty” (Time Out) of celebrated choreographer Yang Liping’s dance-theater work explores war and power, betrayal and passion. Learn More 

Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra

August 9–10, 2019

David Geffen Hall

Pianist Steven Osborne joins Louis Langrée and the Festival Orchestra in a festive farewell to summer. Learn More 

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A Little Night Music

Friday, August 9, 2019

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

Acclaimed pianist Steven Osborne returns to the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse for a sublime late-night performance of Schubert’s majestic final piano sonata. Learn More