Mostly Mozart And A Trip to the Hamptons

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Lincoln Center is one of the world’s most iconic collections of stages for the arts. It’s home to the Juilliard School, Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, and for the past 47 years, the Mostly Mozart Festival.

From the end of July through August, the Mostly Mozart Festival celebrates the genius and inspiration of its namesake, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. From the music of Mozart and his contemporaries to modern composers; from solo piano recitals to full orchestra concerts, the Mostly Mozart Festival is a summer must for music lovers.

On this week’s Summer Concert Showcase, host Bill McGlaughlin previews Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival, then takes the train just a few stops north for the close of the International Keyboard Festival at Mannes College. Lastly, it’s time to pack your bags for a weekend in the Hamptons and Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival.

Event details:

Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival
Bridgehampton, N.Y. (July 26-Aug. 19)


Every summer, 40 musicians collaborate in different chamber works to present 12 concerts at Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church, the venue for all the festival’s concerts, which you can start hearing July 26. The music of Haydn, Martinu, Brahms and Giya Kancheli is on the program.


International Keyboard Institute and Festival
Mannes College The New School For Music, New York City, N.Y. (through July 29)


For two weeks every summer, pianists from all around the world gather on the upper west side for the International Keyboard Institute and Festival. Two series make up the concerts that take place at the New School for Music at Mannes College, the Prestige Series featuring rising starts and the Masters Series showcasing experienced professionals. Bringing the Masters Series to a close and wrapping up the festival is pianist Denis Kozhukhin (July 28).


Mostly Mozart Festival
New York City, N.Y. (July 28-Aug. 25)


For the past 47 years, Lincoln Center for the Arts has been home to the Mostly Mozart Festival. While the music of Mozart is the cornerstone of the festival, there is also a wide selection of music to choose from, including Mozart contemporaries, as well as modern composers. There are solo recitals and chamber music, but at the heart of the festival is the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, which for the past 10 years has been led by music director and conductor Louis Langree. The Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra and Langree kick off the summer with Mozart’s Prague Symphony and Schubert’s Tragic Symphony.


Music heard on this week's program:

Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival
Louis Spohr: Nonet in F Major, Op. 31: Scherzo; Finale: Vivace
Musicians from Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival

International Keyboard Institute and Festival
Franz Liszt: Annees de Pelerinage S162/R10: Venezia e Napoli: No. 3 Tarantella
Denis Kozhukhin, piano

Mostly Mozart Festival
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 36 in C, K. 425, "Linz"
Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra
Louis Langree, conductor


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