About Mostly Mozart Festival

Jane Moss

A Letter from Jane Moss

Welcome to this summer’s edition of the Mostly Mozart Festival. Rooted in the creative legacy of Mozart, the Festival has expanded to include presentations of opera, dance, and film, and a rich roster of contemporary offerings—some brand new, others reimagined interpretations of classical works. However, the heartbeat of the Festival remains the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, under the dynamic leadership of Renée and Robert Belfer Music Director Louis Langrée. In all its many dimensions, the Mostly Mozart Festival now reflects and serves the unique community it calls home—New York City.

Reflecting the community spirit of New York, the upcoming season features three special new works that encourage collective engagement and participation. Divine Connection, our opening presentation, interweaves the timeless music of Mozart and Arvo Pärt in a luminous staging by Elkhanah Pulitzer. In Search for Spring, a participatory choral work by Jonathan Dove and Alasdair Middleton, a thousand voices will sing as a community seeking a way forward in challenging times. The Festival also presents the New York premiere of Blue, a powerful new opera by Tony Award–winning composer Jeanine Tesori and director Tazewell Thompson about an African American family facing issues of race, violence, and reconciliation.

Of course, all the Festival offerings are certain to convey the unique power of live performance to bring us together, connecting us to each other and to ourselves. The passion of Beethoven, the genius of Mozart, the vision of Mark Morris, the innovation of Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir, the intimacy of our late-night concerts, and much more are sure to entrance, engage, and give cause for celebration. I hope to see you often this summer.


Jane Moss
Ehrenkranz Artistic Director

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