Mark Morris returns to Mostly Mozart Festival with Sport a new dance work commissioned by Lincoln Center that illuminates the playful tapestry of sound of Satie’s Sports et divertissements. Then comes Empire Garden, an exploration of Ives’s lyrical and at times, whimsical Piano Trio. The performance culminates in a Morris masterwork, V, a triumphant and virtuosic piece set to Schumann’s exuberant piano quintet.
The Program: Sport (World premiere) Satie: Sports et divertissements. Empire Garden Ives: Trio for Violin, Cello, and Piano. V Schumann: Piano Quintet in E-flat major
Mark Morris Dance Group: Mark Morris, choreographer. Colin Fowler, piano. Georgy Valtchev, violin. American String Quartet
Images courtesy Mark Morris and Lincoln Center.