New York’s Lincoln Center Festival, running through August 2, opens July 6 with the first of eight performances of Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton, led by John Mauceri at Avery Fisher Hall, featuring music and projected artwork from Burton’s films. Also featured at Lincoln Center Festival are the Cleveland Orchestra and Music Director Franz Welser-Möst, with two concert performances of Strauss’s opera Daphne and programs featuring Messiaen’s Hymne and Chronochromie; Dvořák’s Symphony No. 5; Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 (“Pastoral”); and Strauss’s Symphonia domestica. The chamber quartet Yarn/Wire will perform contemporary French music by Misato Mochizuki, Raphaël Cendo, and Tristan Murail. The National Ballet of China and National Ballet of China Symphony Orchestra will perform two story ballets: The Peony Pavilion and The Red Detachment of Women. Ireland’s Druid Theatre Company will perform Shakespeare’s Richard II, Henry IV (parts I and II), and Henry V. Germany’s Ensemble Musikfabrik will perform Harry Partch’s music-theater piece Delusion of the Fury, featuring a complete set of Partch instruments. 

Posted July 6, 2015