Welcome to the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra

The Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra is the resident orchestra of the Mostly Mozart Festival and is the only orchestra in the U.S. dedicated to the music of the Classical period. Members of the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra come from all over the world, performing in such premier orchestras and ensembles as the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, MET Orchestra, New York City Ballet Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony, and St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, among others.

 

Internationally celebrated conductor Louis Langrée has been music director of the Mostly Mozart Festival since December 2002, and was named Renée and Robert Belfer Music Director in August 2006. Each summer since 2005, the Festival Orchestra’s David Geffen Hall home at Lincoln Center is transformed into an appropriately intimate venue for its performances. Over the years, the Festival Orchestra has toured to such notable festivals and venues as Ravinia, Great Woods, Tanglewood, Bunkamura in Tokyo, and the Kennedy Center.

 

Conductors who made their New York debuts leading the Festival Orchestra include Jérémie Rhorer, Edward Gardner, Lionel Bringuier, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Leonard Slatkin, David Zinman, and Edo de Waart. Mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli, flutist James Galway, soprano Elly Ameling, and pianist Mitsuko Uchida all made their U.S. debuts with the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra.

 


 

Louis Langrée
Renée and Robert Belfer Music Director

2019 Season

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 

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July 17–20, 2019

David H. Koch Theater

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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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July 26–27, 2019

David Geffen Hall

Known for his improvisatory flair, maverick violinist Pekka Kuusisto ignites Vivaldi's Baroque masterpiece, interspersed with folk music from Finland and Norway. Learn More 

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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

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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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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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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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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