* The movie "Amadeus" not only started a baroque fashion trend, it sparked renewed interest in the music of Mozart. This week, Wednesday through Saturday at the Kennedy Center, the Mostly Mozart orchestra (a group of musicians that concentrates "mostly" though not completely on Mozart) will be joined by guest artists.
On Friday at 7:30 p.m., violinist Cho-Liang (Jimmy) Lin and pianist Richard Goode open in a preconcert recital. At 8:30, Lin will play Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 1 in B-major with the orchestra -- his public debut with the piece. The orchestra will also perform Haydn's Symphony No. 14 in A-major and Haydn's Symphony No. 89 in F-major. Wednesday's guest performers are David Bart-Illan on piano, Carol Wincenc on flute and Heidi Lehwalder on harp; on Thursday, Wincenc joins Goode; and Saturday features pianist John Brown and violinist Young-Uck Kim.
*Lin, 25, was born in Taiwan and educated in Australia and at Julliard. "Mozart is my favorite composer," he says. "I think his music is an excellent choice for this kind of relaxed summer setting. We all need to get away from the stuffiness of the winter concert."