Mark Morris's Mozart Dances to be Telecast Live Aug. 16 with Sam Waterston

Classic Arts News   Mark Morris's Mozart Dances to be Telecast Live Aug. 16 with Sam Waterston
 
Mark Morris's Mozart Dances, which debuted at the 2006 Mostly Mozart Festival and returns this year, will be telecast live on August 16 on PBS's Live From Lincoln Center.

Actor Sam Waterston will host the broadcast. A tribute to the late Beverly Sills, longtime host of the series, will be among the program's pre-taped segments.

Premiered to three sold-out houses in 2006, Mozart Dances was commissioned by Lincoln Center on the occasion of the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth and the 40th anniversary of the Mostly Mozart Festival.

A tryptych with each piece set to a Mozart piano work performed live, Morris's evening-length piece features the Concertos K. 413 and K. 595, and the Sonata in D for two pianos, K. 448.

Like last year, Louis Langr_e leads the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra with soloists Emanuel Ax and Yoko Nozaki (Ax's wife) in the performance.

Additional performances of Mozart Dances will fall on August 15, 17 and 18. Visit www.LincolnCenter.org/MozartDances for more information.

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