Mostly Mozart Festival Offers Free Preview Concert Tonight

Classic Arts News   Mostly Mozart Festival Offers Free Preview Concert Tonight
The Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center in New York kicks off tonight with a free preview concert at Avery Fisher Hall.

Music director Louis Langr_e conducts Mozart's first and last symphonies: the Symphony No. 1, composed in 1764-65, and the Symphony No. 41 ("Jupiter"), composed in 1788. The concert opens with the Kinder-sinfonie ("symphony for children" or "toy symphony") by Mozart's father, Leopold.

Mostly Mozart's official opening night is Tuesday (August 1), when music director Louis Langr_e leads the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra in Mozart's "Coronation" Mass, with soprano Hei-Kyung Hong, mezzo Susanne Mentzer, tenor Matthew Polenzani and bass John Relyea. The program also includes the composer's Piano Concerto in D Major, also called "Coronation," with Garrick Ohlsson as soloist.

Tonight's concert will last approximately 75 minutes, with no intermission.

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