VIDEO: Preview THE FORCE OF THINGS Part Of Mostly Mozart At Lincoln Center!
How do we bear witness to a thing our bodies seem built to ignore? In Ashley Fure's immersive music-theater piece, created with her architect brother Adam Fure and the International Contemporary Ensemble, 24 subwoofer speakers emit sound too low for humans to hear, creating a subsonic sense of ecological anxiety that ripples around the audience. Under a dense canopy of sculpted matter, tones are "made tactile, objects made audible, noise made beautiful" (New York Times). Drama is steered away from the human, time is stretched to a geologic scale, and seven live performers act as wordless harbingers of a consciousness not limited to the living.
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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.