What Is A Mostly Mozart Festival You Ask?

by Christie Grimm · July 28, 2017

    Tuesday evening, the worlds of television and, well, non-television, collided in celebration of Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival Opening Night Gala. Hosted by the ever-delightful, theatric to the bone, Bernadette Peters, the evening saw her joined by a number of cast members from the Amazon Original Series Mozart in the Jungle, stepping out to receive an award recognizing the show's fictitious exploration of the world of classical music. 

    Following this pleasant exchange, Bernadette, Lola Kirke, Saffron Burrows, Hannah Dunne, and the almost too attractive Gael Garcia Bernal joined the plebeian hoards of theatre goers eager to find out just what this Mostly Mozart business really meant. 

    For seasoned attendees of the philharmonic, all seemed as usual as the lights dimmed, ushers scurried to their places, and a rustle of programs stuffed into bags unrolled. But as quick as a chorus of youths dressed in blue and red Madeline-esque dresses and school boy outfits could stagger their way into rows, the difference could be spotted. And so the evening turned into a conversation between the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, playing a smattering of their namesake's works, and the Young People's Chorus of New York, answering back with everything from traditional french chorale songs to native Brazilian tribal tunes. And so, the Mostly.

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