The world premiere of John Luther Adams’s “Sila: The Breath of the World” was one of the major highlights at Lincoln Center this summer, a new work commissioned for the Mostly Mozart Festival and Lincoln Center Out of Doors, which received tremendous critical acclaim. If you missed it, now’s your chance to experience it: q2newmusic has just posted our produced video of the complete performance. Turn up your speakers, and enjoy! http://bit.ly/JLASilaVideo
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Lincoln Center’s 2014 Mostly Mozart Festival has now to a close, after a month of superb music-making comprising chamber music, opera, dance, contemporary music, symphonic music and of course, plenty of Mozart. Read what the New York Times had to say in reviewing the final concerts led by the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra and Music Director Louis Langrée, featuring Mozart’s final work, his Requiem, in front of a sold-out crowd in Avery Fisher Hall.
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Tonight and tomorrow mark the finale concerts to this summer’s Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center. The Festival closes with Mozart’s towering Requiem, which consumed the composer in his final days. Echoing its themes, Frank Martin’s ravishing violin concerto Polyptyque (with soloist Patricia Kopatchinskaja) is intriguingly combined with Bach chorales.Music Director Louis Langree leads the Festival Orchestra in the final program. More details here: http://bit.ly/1p0FCHC
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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
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"There was plenty of punch in the overall performance….That the audience broke into a rousing standing ovation was no surprise." So writes Anthony Tommasini of The New York Times reviewing this week’s Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra concert featuring Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 led by conductor Gianandrea Noseda. Bravo all!
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