If you haven’t visited the David Rubenstein Atrium on Broadway and 63rd Street,you may missed the signs (hard, but possible). On any day, you will find Lincoln Center offerings inside at half price such as for the Mostly Mozart concerts, which we bought, or the much-acclaimed Strindberg’s Miss Julie in Russian at City Center. (We were told le tout Brooklyn showed up). The lines are short, the environment very pretty
and you can eat a light lunch there. If you want to know in advance what’s available, go to http://atrium.lincolncenter.org/ and check out the day’s offerings. This is such a great deal, I almost don’t have to talk about the concert but it was so splendid, I find I must.
First, Mostly Mozart’s music director, Maestro Louis Langree, (nyc-arts.org) is what the Philharmonic is missing. Please, all you decision-makers, as Alan Gilbert’s contract comes to an end, try to get this guy back from Cincinnati for us. The Brahms Fourth Symphony never sounded so good and he partnered brilliantly with the soloist. In an amazing tour de force, pianist Jeremy Denk (nytimes) gave us a Brahms arrangement for the left hand of the famous Bach Chaconne for violin, then Mozart’s piano concerto #20 in D minor–a “full-blooded performance” said the Times--just how I like my Mozart–which included a cadenza written by Brahms. All in all–a great concert–especially for half price!
FDA’s lighting and sound engineers have made Avery Fisher sound as good as it is possible to sound and with special seating, sight lines are great so no excuses.. Try to get one of the incredible side “stage” seats; they retail for $34; half price seats are cheaper of course.(fda-online.com)