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Mostly Mozart Across the Boroughs: All Five Live

Originally Aired: Friday, August 14, 2020

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You can’t come to The Greene Space, so we brought the music to you. 

To celebrate the kickoff of Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival on WQXR, the team at The Greene Space connected with local artists in each of the five boroughs of New York City to bring live music into public parks. We did it over the course of 12 hours on one hot and sunny summer day. Now in just one hour you can watch them all, any place and any time you want! 

These artists share their music with a lot of passion and a lot of love, hoping to spark joy and connection during a summer when we can’t gather together in a concert hall or on a crowded lawn like we normally would. Hosted by WQXR’s Elliott Forrest.

See full lineup and set lists below.

Curtis J. Stewart in Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan

Louisiana Blues Strut by Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson

Scrapple by Curtis Stewart, inspired by Scrapple from the Apple by Charlie Parker

Lift Every Voice and Sing by James Weldon Johnson, arr. by Curtis Stewart

StayWoke. by Curtis Stewart

Gone by Curtis Stewart

Anthony McGill in Van Cortlandt Park, the Bronx

Adagio from Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001 by J.S. Bach

Double from Partita No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1002 by J.S. Bach

Bourrée from Sonata No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1005 by J.S. Bach

Principal Brothers Number 3, First Movement by James Lee III (first ever performance)

**The dancer accompanying Anthony’s performance of Bach’s Adagio is Azucena Rollan.**

Sugar Vendil in Queensbridge Park, Queens

Mozart Sonata in Bb KV 333 – 2nd movement, Andante Cantabile arr. Sugar Vendil

Untitled New Work by Sugar Vendil (first ever performance)

No Thing On by Sugar Vendil

Mazz Swift at the Old Stone House, Brooklyn

Poem for a Song That’s Yet to Come by Mazz Swift

Alberto Villalobos and Ernesto Villalobos with Victor Murillo on the Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk at South Beach, Staten Island

Violin Concerto No 4, K218 Andante cantabile by Mozart

Which Side Are You On? by Florence Reece, arr. Villalobos Brothers


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