"The oboe is a fickle mistress," says Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra Principal Oboe Randall Ellis about his instrument. In this new video, he talks about the challenges and rewards of creating his own reeds for his instrument.
Composer John Luther Adams and musicians were here at Lincoln Center today rehearsing Sila: The Breath of the World, an immersive outdoor piece that has its world premiere here next week, July 25 -26. Adams talked to New York Magazine about composing music to blend with city noise: http://bit.ly/JLASilaNYMag
Now that the USA-Germany World Cup is over, let’s talk about timpani! Did you know Americans and Germans hold drums differently–and that the reason has to do with the Prussian military? Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra’s David Punto explains.
With Father’s Day coming up this weekend, we wanted to recognize Mike Gillette, violinist in the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, who talks about how music runs in his family and remembers when his daughter was born during the 1985 Festival.
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: presenter of superb artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and community relations, and manager of the Lincoln Center campus. As a presenter of some 5,000 programs and events annually, LCPA’s offerings include American Songbook, Great Performers, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Midsummer Night Swing, the Mostly Mozart Festival, White Light Festival, and Live From Lincoln Center. In addition, LCPA led a series of major capital projects on behalf of the resident organizations across the campus, which was completed in October 2012.
Lincoln Center is a 16-acre campus housing 11 prestigious cultural organizations including LCPA. The other 10 are the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Film Society of Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Juilliard School, Lincoln Center Theater, the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, New York Philharmonic, the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, and the School of American Ballet.
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