This year’s festival opens with an exuberant evening of symphony and song, pairing Mozart’s delightful “Haffner” symphony with a colorful collection of folk songs and spirituals from the same era. Together they offer a rare portrait of humanity in the time of Mozart. The program concludes with Beethoven’s deeply hopeful Choral Fantasy.


Bernadette Peters, host (July 25)

Francisco J. Núñez, host (July 26)

The Program

“A superb ensemble of young voices largely representative of the city's mix of cultures and socio-economic levels.”
– Choir and Organ (U.K.) on the Young People's Chorus of New York City
“Unquestionably a phenomenon.”
– New York Times on Kit Armstrong


10 Lincoln Center Plaza


  • Large-print programs
    Large-print programs
  • Braille programs
    Braille programs
  • Wheelchair-accessible seating
    Wheelchair-accessible seating
  • Assistive listening devices
    Assistive listening devices

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Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra

The Singing Heart

Special Opening-Night Presentation

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 8:00 pm David Geffen Hall

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Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra

Louis Langrée, conductor

Kit Armstrong, piano (Mostly Mozart debut)

Janai Brugger, soprano (Mostly Mozart debut)

Brandie Sutton, soprano (Mostly Mozart debut)

Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano (Mostly Mozart debut)

Jack Swanson, tenor (Mostly Mozart debut)

Miles Mykkanen, tenor (Mostly Mozart debut)

Adam Lau, bass (Mostly Mozart debut)

Young People’s Chorus of New York City (Mostly Mozart debut)

Francisco J. Núñez, artistic director (Mostly Mozart debut)

Concert Chorale of New York

James Bagwell, choral director

Performed without intermission