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Watch David Lang, Netia Jones & Louis Langree Unveil Mostly Mozart's 50th Program

EXCLUSIVE: David Lang, Netia Jones Talk Mostly Mozart Fest's 50th Anniversary >>

Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart festival is a staple of New York's classical music summer programming. More than likely a contributing factor to the city's summer influx of residents, Mostly Mozart is celebrating 50 years of concerts this year with a unique commission from Pulitzer Prize-winning, Oscar-nominated classical giant David Lang.

Oscars 2016: Ennio Morricone Wins for 'Hateful Eight' While David Lang is Snubbed

Oscars 2016: Ennio Morricone Wins for 'Hateful Eight' While David Lang is Snubbed >>

At this year's Academy Awards gala, Ennio Morricone finally took home a gold statue for his contributions to Quentin Tarantino's "The Hateful Eight." But, along with #OscarsSoWhite, Mr. David Lang also got snubbed out of a performance for his nominated Best Original Song.

Oscar Nominees David Lang and J. Ralph Will Not Perform on Telecast

Oscar Nominees David Lang and J. Ralph Will Not Perform on Telecast >>

When you tune into the Oscars this weekend, you won't see performances by two of the Best Original Song nominees. As it's been reported, performances from Pulitzer Prize-winner David Lang and two-time Oscar nominee J. Ralph have been cut from the televised program.

Exclusive Nadia Sirota Talks Symphony Space Residency Feb. 1, Donnacha Dennehy's 'Tessellatum'

EXCLUSIVE: Violist and Broadcaster Nadia Sirota Talks February Residency at Symphony Space >>

Coming to Symphony Space this February is yMusic co-founder Nadia Sirota, in a much-anticipated four-night residency. From February 1-5, Ms. Sirota will be featured alongside Nico Muhly, Liam Byrne and David Lang, performing Donnacha Dennehy's Tessellatum, as well as works by Richard Reed Parry of Arcade Fire, The National's Bryce Dessner and more.

 Ennio Morricone

Ennio Morricone & John Williams Among Oscar 2016 Contenders for Best Original Score >>

Oscar nominations have hit and to no one's surprise 'The Revenant' could be this year's top earner with 12 nominations in its corner. However the list also includes, more importantly, Ennio Morricone's score for 'The Hateful Eight,' John Williams' score for 'Star Wars' and Thomas Newman's score for 'Bridge of Spies' all contending for Best Original Score; and David Lang's "Simple Song #3" competing in the Best Original Song category.

Bernardo Bertolucci Cocktail Party - The 9th Rome Film Festival

Ennio Morricone, David Lang, Daniel Pemberton Nominated for 2016 Golden Globes >>

With the 2016 Golden Globe nominees still buzzing from the news, the ceremony should be an intense contest as all those named have committed to their roles. On the music side, though, we see the top contenders in the business, with everyone from Ennio Morricone to David Lang to Daniel Pemberton representing.

The 23rd Annual Hamptons International Film Festival - Day 2

David Lang Discusses Paolo Sorrentino 'Youth' Film Score & Composing Inspiration >>

The power of music in cinema is hard to determine, but for movies that require a score to be a part of the narrative, David Lang is your man. Having just done the music for the film Youth directed by Paolo Sorrentino, Mr. Lang sat down with Slate to talk about what drove him to scoring and inspired him to compose.

Composer David Lang, singer Sumi Jo and director/screenwriter Paolo Sorrentino

David Lang Scores New Michael Caine, Paolo Sorrentino Film 'Youth,' Opens Dec. 4 >>

Described as "post-Minimalist" New York-based composer David Lang has been celebrated by most critics. Now, Mr. Lang will contribute Paolo Sorrentino's feature film Youth, which stars Michael Caine, composing a score and the title piece "Simple Song #3." The film opens on December 4.

Diana Boussard's db Chronicle Handbag Plays Video and David Lang's 'optimism'

Diana Boussard's db Chronicle Handbag Plays Video and David Lang's 'optimism' >>

By way of the future comes the db Chronicle handbag by New York-based designer, Diana Boussard. The customizable décor includes an LCD screen that has been paired with the contemporary classical piece by David Lang, entitled "optimism," which is performed by Sō Percussion as the soundtrack.

Julia Wolfe Wins 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Commissioned 'Anthracite Fields' Featuring Bang on a Can All-Stars

Julia Wolfe Wins 2015 Pulitzer Prize for 'Anthracite Fields' Featuring Bang on a Can All-Stars >>

New York new music collective, Bang on a Can, has produced yet another Pulitzer Prize-winning composer: Julia Wolfe. The revered artist won for her composition, 'Anthracite Fields.'

Violinist Hilary Hahn Returns to Symphony Center in Chicago

Violinist Hilary Hahn Returns to Symphony Center in Chicago, Releases New Album of Concertos by Mozart and Vieuxtemps >>

Violinist Hilary Hahn will present a solo recital at Symphony Center on April 12, featuring works by Bach, Schumann and Debussy, as well as selections from her Grammy Award-winning album 'In 27 Pieces.' Hahn released her newest album, 'Mozart 5, Vieuxtemps 4 – Violin Concertos,' on March 31.

MusicNOW

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Bryce Dessner's MusicNOW Fest. Collab Details Announced >>

New details surrounding the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and music director Louis Langrée's groundbreaking artistic collaboration with the MusicNOW Festival and artistic director Bryce Dessner have been announced. This year’s festival will host works by Caroline Shaw, The National, Christopher Rouse, Daníel Bjarnason, Nico Muhly, Sufjan Stevens and more.

L.A. Dance Project

L.A. Dance Project To Perform Music by Bryce Dessner, David Lang and Gavin Bryars at the Brooklyn Academy of Music for Next Wave Festival >>

The L.A. Dance Project will perform to music by Bryce Dessner, David Lang and Gavin Bryars next week at the Brooklyn Academy of Music as part of the 2014 Next Wave Festival. Choreography by Benjamin Millepied, Justin Peck, and William Forsythe, the evening will feature a performance of three prominent stage pieces: Reflections from 2013 with a visual concept by Barbara Kruger, Murder Ballades from 2013 with a visual concept by Sterling Ruby and 1993’s Quintett.

Daniel Ezralow, Choreographer of Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremonies, Launches ‘Ezralow Dance’ with Concert in Hollywood

Daniel Ezralow, Choreographer of Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremonies, Launches "Ezralow Dance" Company in L.A. >>

L.A.-based choreographer Daniel Ezralow will debut his new dance company, “Ezralow Dance,” with a commissioned, site-specific world premiere at the Ford Amphitheater in Hollywood on September 13

Watch Beowulf, Harry Partch from David Lang's 'Collected Stories: Heroes' @ Carnegie Hall...Next to WQXR's Strauss, Sibelius

US Highball: Watch Montclair State's Harry Partch Ensemble in David Lang's 'Collected Stories: Heroes' @ Carnegie Hall >>

Last week, David Lang, Carnegie Hall's Debs Composer Chair, oversaw a brilliantly curated series of concerts he called Collected Stories. From April 22-29, his programming explored subjects commonly found in music--heroes, spirits, love/loss, travel, (post)folk.

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