MMFO: Louis Langrée and Conrad Tao

July 20, 2022
Damrosch Park
Amsterdam Ave & W 62nd St
New York, NY

Time: 7:30 PM

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The Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra performs two free outdoor concerts in Damrosch Park in celebration of the city in Renée and Robert Belfer Music Director Louis Langrée’s 20th year at the helm. Incorporating Music: Not Impossible wearable technology for Deaf and hard-of-hearing audience members, designed with and for the Deaf community of music lovers, and is the first time in the US this technology has been used for classical music.  There will be ASL interpretation and captioning for the spoken remarks during the performance.

The program opens with the overture to Bologne’s lone surviving complete opera, L’Amant anonyme. The virtuosic pianist Conrad Tao joins for Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 17 and Still’s “Out of the Silence” from his impressionistic Seven Traceries, arranged for piano, flute, and strings. The evening culminates with Tao and the orchestra performing Gershwin’s jazz-tinged Rhapsody in Blue.

Conductor: Louis Langrée
Soloist: Conrad Tao, piano

PROGRAM:
BOLOGNE Overture to L’amant anonyme
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 17 
STILL “Out of the Silence,” from Seven Traceries
GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue