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One of the defining qualities of the Mostly Mozart Festival is the warm, enthusiastic bond that exists between performers and audiences. This year, which marks 50 years of the festival, we celebrate this beautiful relationship with the world premiere of Pulitzer Prize winner David Lang’s ambitious choral work the public domain. Presented outdoors on Lincoln Center’s iconic campus, the work honors the collective knowledge that connects us all, bringing together 1,000 volunteer vocalists for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Conducted by Simon Halsey, Choral Director of the London Symphony Orchestra, with local conductors leading rehearsals across New York City, the public domain is a groundbreaking work of unprecedented scale.

Learn more about this once-in-a-lifetime event.


the public domain chorus

David Lang: the public domain (World premiere)


David Lang, composer

Simon Halsey, conductor

Annie-B Parson, choreographer


Co-presented with the Mostly Mozart Festival and Lincoln Center Out of Doors


The Mostly Mozart Festival presentation of the public domain is made possible in part by the generous support of Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund. Additional support has been provided by The Harkness Foundation for Dance.


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the public domain

Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 5:00 pm Josie Robertson Plaza

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