About Mostly Mozart Festival

Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival is a beloved summertime tradition and New York institution. Launched in 1966 as America’s first indoor summer music festival, with an exclusive focus on its namesake composer, Mostly Mozart has since broadened its focus to include works by Mozart’s predecessors, contemporaries, and related successors. In addition to performances by the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, led by Renée and Robert Belfer Music Director Louis Langrée, the festival now includes concerts by the world’s outstanding chamber and period-instrument ensembles, acclaimed soloists, as well as opera productions, dance, film, and late-night performances. Contemporary music has become an essential part of the festival, embodied in its annual artist residency that has included George Benjamin, Kaija Saariaho, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, John Adams, and the current International Contemporary Ensemble. Among the many artists and ensembles who have had long associations with the festival are Joshua Bell, Christian Tetzlaff, Itzhak Perlman, Emanuel Ax, Garrick Ohlsson, Stephen Hough, Osmo Vänskä, the Emerson String Quartet, Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and the Mark Morris Dance Group.

Thanks to Our Supporters

Lead Sponsor

The Mostly Mozart Festival 2020 is also made possible by:

Rita E. and Gustave M. Hauser
The Shubert Foundation
LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust
Howard Gilman Foundation
The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc.
The Katzenberger Foundation, Inc.
Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc
Great Performers Circle
Lincoln Center Patrons
Friends of Mostly Mozart
Lincoln Center Members

Major endowment support for contemporary dance and theater is provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

Additional endowment support is provided by the Blavatnik Family Foundation Fund for Dance, Nancy Abeles Marks and Jennie L. and Richard K. DeScherer.

Lincoln Center’s artistic excellence on stages is made possible by the dedication and generosity of our board members.

Public Support

Public support is provided by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature

“Summer at Lincoln Center” is supported by PEPSICO

Official Hospital of Lincoln Center

Artist catering provided by Zabar’s and Zabars.com