In recent years, the Mostly Mozart Festival has expanded its focus well beyond the music of Mozart to also celebrate his predecessors, contemporaries, and successors. Highlights of the 2012 Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center will include:
- The Mark Morris Dance Group returns with Mark Morris Conducting his Dido and Aeneas featuring mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe.
- Maestro Louis Langrée will conduct The Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra in nine concerts.
- A seven-part exploration of the influence of birdsong and birds will include concerts, bird-watching tours in Central Park, a screening of documentary Winged Migration, and the US premiere of sound installation The Murder of Crows.
- The festival will feature seven premieres including the world premiere of Patricia Alessandrini’s Homage to Berio, the US premiere of Matan Porat’s Whaam!, and the NY Premiere of pianist Stephen Hough’s Sonata for Piano.
- The festival will include 15 Mostly Mozart debuts including pianist Rudolf Buchbinder, conductor Andrew Manze, and clarinetist Martin Fröst.
Ticket prices vary by event. Single tickets and special package offers are available.