Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival maintains its tradition of eclectic programming of works from Wolfgang’s time to our own, with performances ranging from accordion to opera—and a free Schubertian throwdown for extra measure. Like its accompanying fests—Lincoln Center Festial and Lincoln Center Out of Doors—the festival gets going at the end of July but really heats up in August (along with a lot of the other best concerts of August). Here's the shows you won’t want to miss.
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Best shows to see at Mostly Mozart 2017
International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) has built a strong presence at Mostly Mozart in recent years, and this edition is no exception. Tonight they present an intriguing program of works by the late and beloved Pauline Oliveros, along with the always-intriguing Australian composer Liza Lim and rising Icelandic star Anna Thorvaldsdottir.
What better way to spend a steamy August evening that with Mozart’s iconic opera? Soprano Laura Aikin reprises her role as Donna Anna from the 2011 Mostly Mozart production and baritone Christopher Maltman takes the on the lecherous lead in the legendary composer’s take on the Don Juan tale to close the festival.