VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsal's For IN THE NAME OF THE EARTH, Part Of Mostly Mozart At Lincoln Center!
A chorus of some 800 experienced and amateur singers will premiere John Luther Adams's In the Name of the Earth in Central Park's Harlem Meer. The performance builds on two highly acclaimed outdoor world premieres commissioned previously for the Mostly Mozart Festival: 2014's Sila: The Breath of the World, also by John Luther Adams, and David Lang's the public domain, which marked the 50th anniversary of the Mostly Mozart Festival in 2016. Simon Halsey, who led the performance of the public domain, returns to the festival to conduct In the Name of the Earth.
Check out a video preview of the event and go inside rehearsals below!The Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, led by Renée and Robert Belfer Music Director Louis Langrée, continues to provide the backbone of the festival's season with its command of the works of Mozart, as well as repertoire spanning the Baroque to the contemporary. It opens with a new staging of the Bernstein MASS, commemorating the composer's centennial year. This ambitious presentation, directed by Elkhanah Pulitzer (New York debut), brings together two choruses, the exciting bass-baritone Davóne Tines, and a cast of dancers, vocalists, and musicians to David Geffen Hall. The orchestra will also be joined by acclaimed soloists and conductors throughout the season, including Emanuel Ax, Joshua Bell, Thomas Dausgaard, Rosa Feola (New York debut),Stephen Hough, Christian Zacharias, 16-year-old violin prodigy Daniel Lozakovich in his New York debut, and many more. Now in its 52nd year, the Mostly Mozart Festival is one of several summer programs offered by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts that annually activate the campus's indoor and outdoor spaces. Midsummer Night Swing (June 25-July 14) brings top bands from around the world, dance instructors, and New York's social dance community to Damrosch Park for three weeks of dancing under the stars. Lincoln Center Out of Doors (July 25-August 12) presents a wide array of free performances, including film, music, dance, spoken word, film, and more, reflecting the diversity of New York City. The David Rubenstein Atrium's robust calendar of free events, including world-class performances, illuminating conversations, dance parties, kids' programs, and more, also continues through the summer.