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Mostly Mozart Festival on WQXR

Thank you for joining us for the Mostly Mozart Festival on WQXR

Reimagined as a radio event, Mostly Mozart Festival on WQXR is a seven-day multimedia festival that reflects on the meaning of Mozart’s work and reminds audiences of the power of music to bring communities together. Presented by Lincoln Center and WQXR, the festival features specially curated musical broadcasts, live events, digital content, and a range of programming that illuminates how racism and inequality have shaped classical music, past and present.

Stream Inside Blue, a documentary on the groundbreaking opera Blue about race and violence in 21st century America. Watch “Mostly Mozart Across the Boroughs,” featuring performances by clarinetist Anthony McGill in the Bronx, violinist Curtis J. Stewart in Manhattan, violinist Mazz Swift in Brooklyn, and more. Listen to innovative broadcasts including the contemplative opening night segment featuring Mozart’s Requiem and music by Arvo Pärt, and compelling talks including WQXR’s Terrance McKnight leading a conversation with Black musicians on race and racism in classical music. Other highlights include a retrospective of the African-French composer and violinist Joseph Boulogne (“Chevalier de Saint-Georges") which tells the too often untold story of an extraordinary contemporary of Haydn and Mozart, and the closing night broadcast featuring an epic recreation of Beethoven’s 1808 Akademie concert with pianist Inon Barnatan, soprano Dorothea Röschmann, and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, led by Renée and Robert Belfer Music Director Louis Langrée.

You can find a list of broadcasts available for on-demand listening here.

Download the full Festival schedule here »

American Express is the lead sponsor of the Mostly Mozart Festival. Additional support is provided by the Howard Gilman Foundation, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc., Tiger Baron Foundation, in loving memory of Ernest E. Tyrrasch and Friends of Mostly Mozart.

Corporate support is provided by Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc.

Endowment support for the Mostly Mozart Festival is provided by Nancy Abeles Marks and Jennie L. and Richard K. DeScherer.

Blue is made possible by the Tamer Initiative for Diversity in the Arts.

Public support is provided by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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