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For this exhilarating evening inspired by fable, film, and the French-American connection, maestro Louis Langrée leads the Festival Orchestra in Bernstein’s Voltaire-inspired overture and a new edition of Gershwin’s score to An American in Paris. The ultimate American Mozart pianist Emanuel Ax ignites the famous melodies of one of Mozart’s finest piano concertos (also Bernstein’s favorite “party” piece). And a rarely performed Mozart chamber work showcases the glass harmonica, invented by another famous American in Paris: Benjamin Franklin.
“Always thoughtful, lyrical, lustrous.”– Washington Post on Emanuel Ax
“There are few surer guarantees of quality in classical music than the combination of Mr. Ax and Mozart.”– New York Times
For ticketing information and general questions, please call 212.721.6500.
July 24–25, 2018 David Geffen Hall
Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra
Louis Langrée, conductor
Emanuel Ax, piano
Friedrich Heinrich Kern, glass harmonica (Mostly Mozart Festival debut)
Philipp Marguerre, glass harmonica
Jasmine Choi, flute
Max Blair, oboe
Shmuel Katz, viola
Ilya Finkelshteyn, cello
Pre-concert recitals at 6:30 pm
Friedrich Heinrich Kern and Philipp Marguerre, glass harmonicas
Works by Mozart, Naumann, and more
David Geffen Hall