The chairs and screen for this Friday’s screening of “Moonstruck” on Lincoln Center’s Josie Robertson Plaza. The screening, co-hosted by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Metropolitan Opera, is free and open to the public and seating is first-come, first-served. For more information, click here: http://bit.ly/1tuoRsT Following the screening of “Moonstruck” is the Met Opera’s free, 10-day Summer HD festival, featuring "La Bohème," "Falstaff," and more under the stars.

The chairs and screen for this Friday’s screening of “Moonstruck” on Lincoln Center’s Josie Robertson Plaza. The screening, co-hosted by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Metropolitan Opera, is free and open to the public and seating is first-come, first-served. For more information, click here: http://bit.ly/1tuoRsT Following the screening of “Moonstruck” is the Met Opera’s free, 10-day Summer HD festival, featuring "La Bohème," "Falstaff," and more under the stars.

Cleaning the windows at the entrance to Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, with a cherry picker lift and a good squeegee. 

Cleaning the windows at the entrance to Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, with a cherry picker lift and a good squeegee. 

Never gets old…Lincoln Center on a sunny summer afternoon.

Never gets old…Lincoln Center on a sunny summer afternoon.

The Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra’s Sophia Kessinger talks about the mysterious origins of her “orphaned” violin.

Lincoln Center Festival thanks Heisei Nakamura-za, Rosas, The Bolshoi, Houston Grand Opera, and Sydney Theatre Company—and everyone in the audience—for making this a season to remember. 

Lincoln Center Festival thanks Heisei Nakamura-za, Rosas, The Bolshoi, Houston Grand Opera, and Sydney Theatre Company—and everyone in the audience—for making this a season to remember. 

Getting to know the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra: Wall Street Journal

This weekend’s edition of the Wall Street Journal took a close look at what Lincoln Center is doing to help audiences connect with the members of the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra. “There was a general misconception about the orchestra,” said Jane Moss, Ehrenkranz Artistic Director of Lincoln Center and the Mostly Mozart Festival. “It’s not an ad hoc freelance orchestra, but an ongoing ensemble, with the same players every summer.”

The article links to several videos created about the members of the Festival Orchestra, called “Mozart Minutes,” which tell compelling and fun stories.  Said one audience member: “It adds a nice personal touch…I’ve watched them all.” The article also elaborates on other ways Lincoln Center is working to bring the audience the Festival Orchestra closer together.

Read more here: http://bit.ly/WSJMMFO

Final week of Mostly Mozart

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This week marks the final week of Lincoln Center’s 2014 Mostly Mozart Festival. Here are some highlights:

August 17
The Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra returns to the Festival for a special one-performance only concert presentations of Handel’s early and rarely-performed opera Teseo at Alice Tully Hall.

August 17, 19 and 21
Artists-in-Residence International Contemporary Ensemble performs works by Sofia Gubaidulia, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, John Zorn and Dai Fujiakara,

August 19-20
Violinist Joshua Bell and conductor David Zinman return to Mostly Mozart along with the Festival debut of violist Lawrence Power,

August 20
Master percussionist Steven Schick performs a solo work by John Luther Adams,

August 21
Violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja, hailed as one of today’s most exciting artists, leads the Festival’s final late night recital,

August 22-23
The Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra performs the closing programs, including selected chorales by Bach, a violin concerto by Frank Martin and Mozart’s final opus, his Requiem.

Find out more here: http://bit.ly/Mozart14tix

(Photo: Jennifer Taylor)

Lincoln Center angles

Lincoln Center angles

Lincoln Center at night

Lincoln Center at night

In his New York debut in the Kaplan Penthouse last night, virtuoso Xavier de Maistre transformed music by Mozart, Liszt, and others into vibrant passages for the harp. He plays tonight and tomorrow with the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra with flutist Magali Mosnier.(Photo: Richard Termine)

In his New York debut in the Kaplan Penthouse last night, virtuoso Xavier de Maistre transformed music by Mozart, Liszt, and others into vibrant passages for the harp. He plays tonight and tomorrow with the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra with flutist Magali Mosnier.

(Photo: Richard Termine)