Move over, Mozart: The Festival Orchestra and guest conductor Richard Egarr present an all-Beethoven program for the composer’s 250th birthday, featuring pianist Stephen Hough, who brings “freshness and fire” (New York Classical Review) to the magisterial “Emperor” Concerto. The jovial Eighth Symphony rounds out the program.

The Program

“Richard Egarr wields the baton, proving himself a natural for this repertoire: the whole thing bounces and sparkles and smiles.”
– Telegraph (U.K.)
“Hough’s playing was lucid, rich with colors and full of surprises [and had] a wonderful immediacy.”
– New York Times

Make a Night of It!

Pre & Post-Concert

Pre-Concert Recital

David Geffen Hall

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6:30 pm

Pre-concert recitals by Gabriel Martins, cello, at 6:30 pm in David Geffen Hall

Beethoven: Twelve Variations on Mozart’s “Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen”
Beethoven: Seven Variations on Mozart’s “Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen”

A Little Night Music

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

Friday, July 31
10:00 pm

Pianist Stephen Hough and the exhilarating Dover Quartet present Brahms’s majestic Piano Quintet.


10 Lincoln Center Plaza


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Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra

Beethoven’s “Emperor”

July 31–August 1, 2020 David Geffen Hall

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Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra

Richard Egarr, conductor

Stephen Hough, piano

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