Press Release

July 05, 2017

Louis Langrée to Replace Gianandrea Noseda, Conducting Mostly Mozart Festival Concerts on Friday, August 4 and Saturday, August 5

Mostly Mozart Festival


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New York, NY (July 5, 2017) — Lincoln Center announced today that conductor Louis Langrée, the Renée and Robert Belfer Music Director of the Mostly Mozart Festival, will graciously replace Gianandrea Noseda leading the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra on August 4 and 5. Maestro Noseda is regrettably unable to conduct as he recovers from back surgery.


Maestro Langrée will lead an all-Beethoven program, which now includes the Egmont Overture and his Symphony No. 7. The young Italian pianist Beatrice Rana, who will make her New York debut on August 4, will perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the orchestra as previously planned.


August 4 and 5, 7:30 pm
Louis Langrée, conductor

Beatrice Rana, piano (New York debut)

Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra


All-Beethoven program

Egmont Overture

Piano Concerto No.1

Symphony No. 7



Louis Langrée was appointed music director of the Mostly Mozart Festival in December 2002, was named Renée and Robert Belfer Music Director in August 2006, and his contract has been extended through the 2020 season. Langrée has also extended his contract with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, where he has served as music director since 2013, through the 2022 season. Langrée’s engagements as guest conductor have included the Berliner Philharmoniker, Wiener Philharmoniker, Gewandhaus Orchester Leipzig, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, and Orchestre de Paris. He also regularly conducts opera at such houses as the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, Royal Opera House, and Wiener Staatsoper. A conductor with wide-ranging interests and expertise, Langrée is equally at home leading period ensembles, including Orchestre des Champs-Elysées, the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, as well as conducting world premieres of compositions by Magnus Lindberg, David Lang, Daníel Bjarnason, Nico Muhly, Thierry Escaich, Sebastian Currier, Caroline Shaw, and more.




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