Mostly Mozart Festival

Mostly Mozart Festival

The Mostly Mozart Festival is a summer series of concerts held at Lincoln Center in New York City. Currently, the artistic director is Jane Moss while the music director is Louis Langrée. In 2006, it celebrated its 40th anniversary and the 250th anniversary of its namesake Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's birth. As it has done for many years, it is performing many of "Mozart's works and also a variety of musical works created after his death that were inspired and influenced by his genius".[1]



Co-founded by impresario Jay K. Hoffman and William Lockwood, Midsummer Serenades - A Mozart Festival began on August 1, 1966.[2] This program, made possible by Lincoln Center's new, air-conditioned halls, would eventually turn into what is today the Mostly Mozart Festival. On January 27, 1991, The Mozart Bicentennial at Lincoln Center opened with concerts held at Avery Fisher Hall and the Metropolitan Opera House. It was the world's largest and most comprehensive tribute to the life and works of Mozart.[3] The 2009 festival will take place from July 28-August 22 at various venues around Lincoln Center.

Partial List of Past Featured Artists

Current Festival Orchestra Members


  • Martin Agee
  • Eva Burmeister
  • Robert Chausow
  • Katsuko Esaki
  • Krista Bennion Feeney, concertmaster
  • Lilit Gampel
  • Michael Gillette
  • Suzanne Gilman
  • Conrad Harris
  • Amy Kauffman
  • Sophia Kessinger
  • Katherine Livolsi-Landau
  • Kristina Musser
  • Ronald Oakland
  • Michael Roth
  • Deborah Wong
  • Mineko Yajima, principal


  • Stephanie Baer
  • Shmuel Katz, principal
  • Lois Martin
  • Jack Rosenberg
  • Veronica Salas


  • Ted Ackerman
  • Ilya Finkelshteyn, principal
  • Ann Kim
  • Alvin McCall

Double Bass

  • Joseph Bongiorno
  • Timothy Cobb, principal
  • Judith Sugarman


  • Alan Cox
  • Demarre McGill, principal


  • Randall Ellis, principal
  • Bethany Slater


  • Steve Hartman
  • Jon Manasse, principal


  • Marc Goldberg, principal
  • Tom Sefcovic


  • Lawrence DiBello, principal
  • Richard Hagen


  • Neil Balm, principal
  • Lee Soper


  • David Punto, principal


  1. ^ Moss, Jane; Langrée, Louis. On Anniversaries. Mostly Mozart Festival July 28 - August 26, 2006 PLAYBILL.
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