The Program

“Indisputably the most musical choreographer alive” (New York Times), Mark Morris illuminates music by Monteverdi, Brahms, and Schubert with his kinetic, witty, poetic dancemaking. The program opens with two dances that reveal the intricacies of romantic love—1989’s buoyant Love Song Waltzes set to Brahms’s Liebeslieder-Walzer for voice and piano four hands, and 1996’s I Don’t Want to Love, a revelatory exploration of some of Monteverdi’s most lovelorn madrigals. The performance culminates with a highly anticipated world premiere that brings new life and lift to Schubert’s enchanting chamber-music masterpiece, the “Trout” Quintet.

“Works that are among the peaks of American dance (and thus world dance) and that have taken dance expression where it has not been before.”
– New York Times
“The most successful and influential choreographer alive, and indisputably the most musical.”
– New York Times
“Morris’ patterns have the power to make you hear the music the way he wants you to, and that is never predictable.”
– Los Angeles Times


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Mark Morris Dance Group

I Don’t Want to Love 
Love Song Waltzes 
The Trout (World premiere)

Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 7:30 pm Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall

Pre-performance talk with Mark Morris and Benjamin D. Sosland on Friday, August 10 at 6:15 pm in the Agnes Varis and Karl Leichtman Studio
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Mark Morris Dance Group

Mark Morris, choreographer


I Don’t Want to Love

Monteverdi: Madrigals

Jolle Greenleaf, Brian Giebler, James KennerleyThomas Meglioranza, vocalists

Colin Fowler, harpsichord

Hank Heijink, theorbo

Daniel Swenberg, lute/guitar

John Moran, cello


Love Song Waltzes

Brahms: Liebeslieder-Walzer

Jennifer Zetlan, Luthien Brackett, Thomas Cooley, Thomas Meglioranza, vocalists

Colin Fowler, Amir Farid, piano


The Trout (World premiere)

Schubert: Piano Quintet in A major (“Trout”)

Inon Barnatan, piano

Ariel Quartet (Mostly Mozart Festival debut)

Timothy Cobb, bass



Performance length: One hour and 50 minutes, including intermission

If purchasing tickets in person: Tickets will be available at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office (Broadway at 60th Street, Ground Floor) two weeks prior to the performance. You may purchase tickets now at the Alice Tully Hall and David Geffen Hall Box Offices (Broadway at 65th Street).

Performance Details

The 2018 Mostly Mozart Festival presentation of Mark Morris Dance Group is made possible in part by the LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust.

Endowment support for the Mostly Mozart Festival presentation of Mark Morris Dance Group is provided by Blavatnik Family Foundation Fund for Dance.