The Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra performs a series of concerts that showcase a breadth of repertoire in celebration of the City of New York in Renée and Robert Belfer Music Director Louis Langrée’s 20th year at the helm. Opening with FREE outdoor concerts in Damrosch Park, the summertime ensemble welcomes New Yorkers with Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, featuring the virtuosic pianist Conrad Tao, and incorporating Music: Not Impossible wearable technology for Deaf and hard-of-hearing audience members. The orchestra performs several more performances in Alice Tully Hall with Choose-What-You-Pay tickets and a diverse slate of offerings with composers including Ngwenyama, Ibert, Price, Barber, Copland, and more, alongside traditional classical-era fare with soloists Steven Banks, Joshua Bell, Augustin Hadelich, and Jeanine De Bique, and guest conductors Xian Zhang, Roderick Cox, and Jonathon Heyward.

The series culminates in Mozart’s magnificent Requiem led by Langrée and performed with The Unsung Collective (directed by Tyrone Clinton Jr.), and soloists Sunhae Im, Daniela Mack, Matthew Swensen, and Dashon Burton, for a moment of shared healing. Students from music schools across the boroughs join members of the Orchestra for a series of FREE pop-up performances from July 6–9, as part of the ensemble’s ongoing community engagement and mentorship programs, Mostly Mozart in Harmony. The Mostly Mozart In Harmony program culminates in a full orchestra performance in Damrosch Park with the Mostly Mozart Young Artists performing side by side with the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, conducted by Earl Lee.

Free tickets for outdoor performances

All outdoor performances are FREE with General Admission—first-come, first-served. Advance Reservation may also be available; check the dedicated event page.

Choose-What-You-Pay tickets

The performances at Alice Tully Hall from July 22–August 6 are available on a Choose-What-You-Pay basis, with a suggested ticket price of $35.00. Learn more »

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About Summer for the City

We’re thrilled to be coming together with our resident organizations and community partners to present hundreds of outdoor and indoor public events—all for FREE or Choose-What-You-Pay. Learn more »

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Full Summer for the City calendar

Check out hundreds of outdoor and indoor events and performances for all ages, including music, dance, theater, film, art, education, and civic activations. View full calendar »