"It was a night that showed BMOP’s importance not only in presenting new work but also in advocating for contemporary classics like this one, which deserves to be heard much more widely." The Boston Globe (photo (c) Josh Reynolds)

(c) Ruth Orkin, Irving Fine Collection, Library of Congress, Music Division

Andrew Norman: Play was supported by New Music USA.

Gil Rose, conductor

In 1996, Gil Rose set out to restore a widening disconnect between contemporary audiences and contemporary music. Today BMOP remains dedicated to its mission and is the leading orchestra for commissioning, performing, and recording modern orchestral music.

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