"We lived in the country. My first exposure to classical music was Looney Tunes.”

Meet Ted Ackerman, a cellist with the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra. Get to know other orchestra membershttp://bit.ly/12EcfQw

Mostly Mozart Festival 2014 is announced!

This summer’s Festival will feature music ranging from Baroque to contemporary styles, orchestra concerts, recitals, dance, film, and more. Kicking things off are two free events: a world premiere by John Luther Adams (commissioned by Lincoln Center for Mostly Mozart and Out of Doors) and the annual free orchestra preview concert.

Also:
- Music Director
Louis Langrée will lead 9 of 17 concerts with the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, and welcome soloists Yuja Wang, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Richard Goode, Joshua Bell and more.

- International Contemporary Ensemble returns as Artists-in-Residence, performing music by Sofia Gubaidlina, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, among others.

- The Emerson String Quartet will perform with clarinetist Martin Fröst.

- And, the Mark Morris Dance Group presents the New York premiere of his new opera ballet of Acis and Galatea (co-commissioned by Lincoln Center).

Read about the entire Festival here: http://bit.ly/OCZBSg

We’ve got Mozart on the brain as we gear up for tomorrow’s announcement of this summer’s Mostly Mozart Festival. Stay tuned….

We’ve got Mozart on the brain as we gear up for tomorrow’s announcement of this summer’s Mostly Mozart Festival. Stay tuned….

"Get. Arts. Fast." (NY Times)

Sure, there are lots of unique arts presentations that last hours, upon hours. But, did you know there are loads of alternative presentations that last anywhere between 45 to 80 minutes? The New York Times surveys the options here in NY, including some familiar series’ here at Lincoln Center, such as the free, weekly Target Free Thursday’s series in the David Rubenstein Atrium and “A Little Night Music,” Mostly Mozart Festival’s hour-long late night series. Read more here: http://nyti.ms/1h1jucX

(The Atlanta-based singer and songwriter Avery Sunshine performing at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center. Credit: Ruby Washington/The New York Times)

This Date In Lincoln Center History

February 22, 1992 - Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra makes its first US tour, in honor of its 25th anniversary, with performances in nine destinations, including Chicago; New Brunswick, New Jersey; Iowa City, Iowa; Lincoln, Nebraska; Macomb, Illinois; Bloomington, Indiana; Granville, Ohio; Fairfax, Virgina, and Danville, Kentucky. 

If Mozart had a Facebook profile, this is what it might look like (courtesy ClassicFM): http://bit.ly/1lDiRhN

If Mozart had a Facebook profile, this is what it might look like (courtesy ClassicFM): http://bit.ly/1lDiRhN

Happy 258th birthday Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart!

Happy 258th birthday Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart!

Some photo highlights from 2013 at Lincoln Center, including Great Performers, Mostly Mozart Festival, Lincoln Center Festival, Midsummer Night Swing, White Light Festival, and Out of Doors. What was your favorite highlight at Lincoln Center in 2013?

This Date in Lincoln Center History

December 11, 2002: Louis Langrée is appointed the Music Director of the Mostly Mozart Festival, beginning in the summer of 2003. This summer will be his 12th summer leading the Festival Orchestra. Bravo Maestro!

Mostly Mozart Events Named Best in NY Classical Music for 2013

This week’s edition of New York Magazine features its annual “best of” list for the year, and it named two Mostly Mozart Festival events as its #1 and #2 best for classical music in NY for 2013. Read more here.

(Pictured: a scene from Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, performed by the Budapest Festival Orchestra with conductor Ivan Fischer. Credit: Richard Termine)