Welcome to the 2020 Mostly Mozart Festival

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Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra

Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra
SPECIAL OPENING-NIGHT PRESENTATION

Divine Connection

A staging of Mozart’s Requiem and works by Arvo Pärt

July 14–15, 2020

David Geffen Hall

Behold the glorious company of Mozart’s Requiem interwoven with timeless music by Arvo Pärt in this sublime premiere staging directed by Elkhanah Pulitzer. Learn More 

Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra
SPECIAL OPENING-NIGHT PRESENTATION

Divine Connection

A staging of Mozart’s Requiem and works by Arvo Pärt

July 14–15, 2020

David Geffen Hall

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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

David Rubenstein Atrium

A charming wind octet of Festival Orchestra members presents a delightful, free concert of Mozart chamber works. Learn More 

Free
Pianist Martin Helmchen stands in side-view profile, wearing a plaid blue and off-white suit jacket and light blue shirt.
Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra

July 17–18, 2020

Alice Tully Hall

British conductor Andrew Manze returns for an engaging concert experience in Alice Tully Hall, including Mozart’s resplendent “Linz” Symphony and Piano Concerto No. 22. Learn More 

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Violinist, Augustin Hadelich, holds a violin across his torso and glances to the right, against bare trees in the background.
Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra

July 21–22, 2020

David Geffen Hall

Bach’s achingly beautiful cantata is echoed in Brahms’s ever-popular Fourth Symphony under music director Louis Langrée. Learn More 

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Pianist Beatrice Rana smiles brightly at camera, with chin resting on hand, sitting in front of piano.
Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra

July 24–25, 2020

David Geffen Hall

Pianist Beatrice Rana sparkles in Beethoven’s B-flat major Concerto, as Joshua Weilerstein conducts a Viennese program featuring Haydn and Mozart. Learn More 

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A Little Night Music

Friday, July 24, 2020

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

New York Festival of Song performs beloved songs by Tony Award–winning composer Jeanine Tesori (Blue) in a late-night cabaret Learn More 

Pianist Beatrice Rana wears a sleeveless turquoise dress with black trimming, standing against a weathered white wooden door.
A Little Night Music

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

Pianist Beatrice Rana explores striking Schumann and Stravinsky in this spellbinding late-night recital.  Learn More 

Twenty-three musicians wearing black, holding their instruments, stand against a black building façade.

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MUSIC ON PERIOD INSTRUMENTS

Freiburg Baroque Orchestra

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Alice Tully Hall

Exceptional fortepianist Kristian Bezuidenhout and inimitable violinist Isabelle Faust join the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra for an all-Beethoven evening. Learn More 

Profile of Rafael Payare looking to his left. Behind is a mural of audience members in brightly colored clothing.
Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra

July 28–29, 2020

David Geffen Hall

Venezuelan conductor Rafael Payare makes his New York debut in a soaring program of Mendelssohn and Mozart with pianist Emanuel Ax. Learn More 

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Anthony Braxton, wearing a white shirt, stands in front of a river with trees and a building in the background.
International Contemporary Ensemble

International Contemporary Ensemble

Why We Love Anthony Braxton

Music of Anthony Braxton, including Language Music and Ghost Trance Music

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

David Rubenstein Atrium

ICE honors composer Anthony Braxton’s experimental legacy in this improvisational free performance. Learn More 

Free
Pamela Frank holds a violin and bow. She wears a black dress and smiles at the camera.
A Little Night Music

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

Pianist Emanuel Ax and violinist Pamela Frank present a dreamlike evening of sparkling Mozart and Beethoven sonatas against the glittering city skyline.  Learn More 

Stephen Hough, wearing all black, rests his elbow with folded hands on an open piano. He looks directly at the camera.
Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra

July 31–August 1, 2020

David Geffen Hall

Impeccable pianist Stephen Hough performs the cascading “Emperor” Concerto during a magisterial all-Beethoven evening. Learn More 

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The Dover Quartet leans on a piano, three violins lay in front of them.
A Little Night Music

Friday, July 31, 2020

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

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

Panel Discussion

Vienna, City of Music

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

Scholars from the Mozart Society of America examine Vienna on the cusp of the 19th century, with Beethoven poised to inherit the mantle of Haydn and Mozart. Learn More 

Free
Joshua Bell, Jeremy Denk, and Steven Isserlis wearing all black, standing and smiling. Bell and Denk hold their instruments.
Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra

August 4–5, 2020

David Geffen Hall

An all-star evening features violinist Joshua Bell, pianist Jeremy Denk, and cellist Steven Isserlis in Beethoven’s Triple Concerto. Learn More 

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The Junction Trio stands against a black background, each looking in different directions. Two hold instruments.
A Little Night Music

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

The phenomenal Junction Trio pairs Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio with otherworldly music by John Zorn.  Learn More 

International Contemporary Ensemble

Opera
International Contemporary Ensemble

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A chamber opera by Anna Thorvaldsdottir
(North American premiere)

August 5–7, 2020

The DiMenna Center for Classical Music

International Contemporary Ensemble premieres a mesmerizing new chamber opera by the inventive Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir. Learn More 

Opera
International Contemporary Ensemble

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A chamber opera by Anna Thorvaldsdottir
(North American premiere)

August 5–7, 2020

The DiMenna Center for Classical Music

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Pianist Jeremy Denk sits in front of a piano with left arm stretched above the keyboard and right arm resting on left knee.
A Little Night Music

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

Daring pianist Jeremy Denk pairs Beethoven’s rapturous final piano sonata with contemporary American works in this astonishing late-night program.  Learn More 

The Danish String Quartet hold their instruments. Two are seated, two standing. Each look in different directions.

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Alice Tully Hall

The astonishing Danish String Quartet reimagines beloved works by Bach, Beethoven, and Mozart. Learn More 

The Danish String Quartet stands outdoors looking intently at the camera. A leafy green tree in the background.
A Little Night Music

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

The Danish String Quartet revels in rousing folk songs in an after-hours celebration of its Nordic roots.  Learn More 

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Search for Spring

A crowd action | A new participatory choral work
(World premiere)

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Josie Robertson Plaza

A thousand voices rise up at Josie Robertson Plaza in a massive choral piece about loss and renewal. Learn More 

Free
Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra

Saturday, August 8, 2020

David Geffen Hall

Louis Langrée and the Festival Orchestra recreate the legendary 1808 Akademie concert in Vienna where Beethoven premiered some of his most iconic works. Learn More 

Saturday, August 8, 2020

David Geffen Hall

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