Joan Tower Celebration

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BMOP honors a pioneering composer
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Join BMOP on February 9 to celebrate trailblazing composer Joan Tower's 80th birthday with a concert featuring some of her best orchestral works. With soloists Carol Wincenc (flute) and Adrian Morejon (bassoon), BMOP explores works that span three decades of Tower's orchestral writing.

David Del Tredici: Child Alice

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David Del Tredici's landmark Neoromantic work, Child Alice receives its first commercial release on BMOP/sound. Soprano Courtenay Budd shines in this epic, evening-length piece inspired by Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

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The Trial at Rouen

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Heating up Jordan Hall with Odyssey Opera
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Odyssey Opera reunites with BMOP to bring Norman Dello Joio's made-for-TV opera to the stage for the first time. The Trial at Rouen features soprano Heather Buck as Joan of Arc during her time of imprisonment. Dello Joio's The Triumph of Saint Joan Symphony, drawn from his first Joan of Arc-inspired opera, opens the program.

Jeremy Gill: Before the Wresting Tides

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Three unique concertos full of orchestral color and allusion
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Celebrated for his masterful use of orchestral color and probing integration of influences classical and modern, composer Jeremy Gill shines with three unique concertos on BMOP/sound's latest release, Before the Wresting Tides.

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Generations

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Composers of the past, present, and future
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Local icons, homegrown talent, and champion soloists help kick off our 22nd season. Generations celebrates where American music has come from and where it is headed, with works by William Schuman, Matthew Aucoin, David Sanford, and John Harbison. Featuring soloists Conor Hanick (piano) and Matt Haimovitz (cello).

Paul Moravec: The Blizzard Voices

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A terrifying retelling of a natural disaster
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BMOP/sound presents Paul Moravec’s contemporary update to the vaunted tradition of the oratorio. The Blizzard Voices chronicles a dramatic episode in American history: the fearsome “Schoolhouse Blizzard” that hit the Great Plains in 1888. Setting poetry by US Poet Laureate Ted Kooser, Moravec crafts a work of devastating power.

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Jeremy Gill: Before the Wresting Tides

Celebrated for his masterful use of orchestral color and probing integration of influences classical and modern, composer Jeremy Gill shines with three unique concertos on Before the Wresting Tides.

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1055
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Disc 1: 56:44
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October 2017
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Paul Moravec: The Blizzard Voices

Paul Moravec’s contemporary update to the vaunted tradition of the oratorio, chronicling the fearsome “Schoolhouse Blizzard” that hit the Great Plains in 1888.

Price: $19.99
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1054
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Disc 1: 61:21
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September 2017
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Wayne Peterson: Transformations

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Pulitzer-winner Peterson is a must-have for your music library
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BMOP presents Wayne Peterson's Pulitzer Prize-winning orchestral work The Face of the Night, the Heart of the Dark in its first commercial recording. And the Winds Shall Blow features the inimitable saxophonists of the PRISM Quartet, and Transformations is a classic glimpse into a rigorously inventive compositional mind.

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Anthony Paul De Ritis: Pop Concerto

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Sophisticated groove, expressive sound palette from an unusual and hip artist
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Can't decide if you want to bathe in orchestral sonorities, marvel at the abilities of a virtuoso, or jam to some Michael Jackson? You can have it all, with Anthony Paul De Ritis's brilliantly conceived and performed Pop Concerto, starring guitarist Eliot Fisk! This disc also features the stylings of Patrick de Ritis's electrified bassoon in Riflessioni, the peerless fearless piano duo X88 in Ballet, and the orchestral tapestry Amsterdam. Party time!

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