Lincoln Center’s 2014 Mostly Mozart Festival has begun, and with some excellent accolades from the critics. The Financial Times awarded the opening concert with Louis Langree and pianist Richard Goode five stars. And The New York Times noted: “Langrée drew vigorous, crisp playing from the ensemble in his emphatic account of the opening Allegro of the “Jupiter,” the Symphony No. 41 in C, Mozart’s last…There was charm mixed with cagey playfulness in the Menuetto. And the orchestra was at its best when it mattered most, during the heroic, complex, magnificent finale.”
(Richard Goode in performance with Louis Langrée and the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra. Photo: Hiroko Masuike/New York Times)
As the 2014 Mostly Mozart Festival gets underway tonight with the first Festival Orchestra concert, Lincoln Center has announced a contract extension for Mostly Mozart Festival Music Director Louis Langrée. Maestro Langrée will continue in his role through 2017, marking his 15th season at Mostly Mozart.
“I am so happy to be extending my work with the Mostly Mozart Festival and Orchestra,” said Louis Langrée. “This mutually inspiring relationship with the terrific Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra is deeply rewarding and a special joy. I feel we are now ready to soar ever higher musically. I feel so honored to have such a creative and nourishing musical home in New York City and feel the sky is the limit as to what we can achieve in the summers ahead.”
Read more here: http://bit.ly/LangreeExtension
(Photo: Richard Termine)