2013 Mostly Mozart Annual Festival Announced

By Jeremy Del Nero on 11 April 2013
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Ludwig van Beethoven joins the Mostly Mozart Festival in 2013

Ludwig van Beethoven joins the Mostly Mozart Festival in 2013

Lincoln Center announced the 47th season of the annual Mostly Mozart Festival.  This year, over 50 events will take place at the New York summer classical music function, which takes place from July 27 to August 24.  Events will include live concerts and operas, informational lectures and recitals, late-night performances, a film screening, and premieres of new works.

The 2013 festival will focus on drawing a thematic relationship between the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven.  Indeed, several pieces performed throughout the month will marry the works of the two composers. Although the festival was created and built upon homage to Mozart, over 15 pieces this year will be those of Beethoven.

The Mostly Mozart tradition serves as an important event in welcoming back returning festival favorites such as the Budapest Festival Orchestra and the International Contemporary Ensemble, as well as welcoming rising artists to the classic gathering.  For example, the first festival performance of Rossini’s Stabat mater features the debuts of soprano Maria Agresta, mezzo-soprano Daniela Barcellona, tenor Gregory Kunde, and bass-baritone Kyle Ketelson.  Over a dozen artists will be making a first-time festival appearance this year at Mostly Mozart.

Tickets for Mostly Mozart will go on sale to the general public starting April 29, and can be purchased via the event website.  The festival will take place at Lincoln Center on the West Side of Manhattan.

(Oil Painting of Beethoven: Joseph Karl Stieler, 1820)

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