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
This week marks the final week of Lincoln Center’s 2014 Mostly Mozart Festival. Here are some highlights:
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,
Violinist Joshua Bell and conductor David Zinman return to Mostly Mozart along with the Festival debut of violist Lawrence Power,
Master percussionist Steven Schick performs a solo work by John Luther Adams,
Violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja, hailed as one of today’s most exciting artists, leads the Festival’s final late night recital,
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)