Our March concert features Donald Crockett's Blue Earth, Steven Stucky's Concerto for Orchestra, Lei Liang's saxophone concerto Xiaoxiang, and Composition Competition winner Binna Kim's Accumulated Traces.
Air-raid sirens! Propellers! Synchronized player pianos! A battery of polyrhythms! Ballet Mécanique was a mad genius's eccentric plot until technology evolved, the following century, far enough to realize it. Plus the manic, flashy stylings of A Jazz Symphony.
Globe critic David Weininger writes that our January 17 program, which brought three distinguished orchestral works to the stage for the first time, displayed "the group at its vital, cutting-edge best."
This retrospective of Babbitt's long and diverse career features BMOP players in large and small chamber works, with a special cameo by soprano Lucy Shelton.