Season 28, Episode 3 Mostly Mozart Festival Night Gala 2003
First Aired: July 29, 2003
The Mostly Mozart Festival welcomes new music director Louis Langrée, as it opens its 37th season with a program featuring works by Beethoven and Mendelssohn, as well as Mozart. “We try not to have something too monochromatic,” says Langrée of the Festival's programming philosophy, and this concert supplements the overture from Mozart's “La nozze di Figaro” and arias from “La clemenza di Tito” (sung by mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe) with Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor (featuring soloist Lang Lang) and Beethoven's Symphony No. 4. Beverly Sills hosts.
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- Premiered: January 30, 1976
- Rating: TV-G
- Premise: Classical selections, dance, opera, jazz and other music from New York's Lincoln Center. Winner of numerous Emmys and two Peabody Awards, it's one of TV's most durable cultural showcases. In 1976, the year of its debut, it featured the first live telecasts… (more)