Mostly Mozart Festival Cancels 2020 Season

By Francisco Salazar

Mostly Mozart Festival has canceled its 2020 season.

The festival, which was scheduled to be held from July 14 through August 8, released a press statement noting, “Given the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this summer’s Mostly Mozart Festival.”

The festival cancellation was part of Lincoln Center’s summer programming which also included Midsummer Night Swing and Lincoln Center Out of Doors.

Lincoln Center said in a joint statement, “Currently, and for the foreseeable future, we’re taking our work online with Lincoln Center at Home, our new portal helping families and communities keep the performing arts front and center. Lincoln Center Pop-Up Classrooms, #ConcertsforKids, and archival & live stream performances from across campus feature the arts from wherever they’re still happening – empty halls, living rooms, and more. We are in awe of the teaching artists, musicians, dancers, educators, and staff who are sharing such impressive creativity during this time.”

The Mostly Mozart Festival announced its 2020 program in March which included a production of “Falstaff,” Mozart’s Requiem and a number of Beethoven celebration concerts.

The festival is the latest in a line of summer seasons that have been canceled including the Bayreuth Festival and Edinburgh Festival.