Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center Goes to the Birds!

Saturday, July 28 - Saturday, August 25

[b]The complex song of the European Starling is thought to have inspired some of Mozart's work.[/b][br] © Steve NanzThe complex song of the European Starling is thought to have inspired some of Mozart's work.
© Steve Nanz

This August, Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival will celebrate the inspiration and genius of Mozart, together with the primordial beauty of bird song. Music Director Louis Langrée and the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra will give compelling performances of works by Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert, while a diverse offering of concerts and events will pay tribute to birds, the originators of song and an inspiration for countless composers. Planned events include those listed below and many more. A special discount on certain performances is available to NYC Audubon members. Click here to see the complete calendar of events.

The Murder of Crows, U.S. premier
 A sound installation by artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, presented by the Park Avenue Armory (Friday, August 3 – Sunday, September 9)

International Contemporary Ensemble
Several musical evenings include Oiseaux Exotiques on Sunday, August 5, at 5pm; and For the Birds on Sunday, August 12, at 5pm

Winged Migration
A screening of this beautiful film will be introduced by NYC Audubon’s Susan Elbin (Saturday, August 11, 1pm)

Panel Discussion: The Music of Birds
WNYC’s John Schaefer will moderate this discussion with NYC Audubon's Susan Elbin, author Bernie Krause (The Wild Animal Orchestra), and others, addressing the significance of bird song to both musicians and the birds themselves (Sunday, August 12, 3:30pm)

Central Park Bird Walks  *** SOLD OUT ***

Tuesdays and Fridays, August 14, 17, 21, and 24;  5:30-7pm
Guides: Gabriel Willow (8/14, 24); Peter Joost (8/17, 21)

Enjoy a leisurely bird walk in Strawberry Fields and down through the park, before heading to Lincoln Center for evening performances.  ***Unfortunately all four walks have been sold out.***

A Special Offer from Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival

Our members and friends may save 25% on tickets to International Contemporary Ensemble performances on August 5 and 11. Order online
at or by phone at 212-721-6500; use discount code AUDUBON. If purchasing in person, bring this newsletter to the Avery Fisher Hall or Alice Tully Hall Box Office.

Terms and Conditions: 25% discount offer is valid on 8/5/12 and 8/11/12 performances by the International Contemporary Ensemble only. Offer is not valid on tickets full-priced $25. Offer may not be combined with any other offer or promotion and is subject to availability. No refunds or exchanges. Expires August 11, 2012.

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