DIDO AND AENAEUS, THE MURDER OF CROWS et al. Set for Mostly Mozart Festival, 7/28-8/25
In addition to significant debuts, Mostly Mozart in recent seasons has begun to develop relationships with important guest conductors through multiple Festival programs. Besides the "Nelson Mass" with the MMFO, Nézet-Séguin, who made his much-anticipated New York debut with the Festival Orchestra in 2009, returns with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and violinist Lisa Batiashvili on August 2 with Beethoven's Violin Concerto and on August 5 with oboist François Leleux in a program featuring Bach, Mozart, and Mendelssohn. Since she made her Festival debut as part of the "Finnish Focus" celebrating Kaija Saariaho in 2008, Susanna Mälkki returns to conduct the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra in Berio's Rendering, as part of this summer's Schubert focus on August 7-8, as well as a birdsong-themed program with ICE on August 5 in the Rose Theater.