Chen Yi draws from her life and travels on Concertos for String Instruments, with works inspired by the music of her hometown to an architectural landmark of Dresden, Germany.
Chen Yi made history as the first woman to graduate with an M.A. in composition from Beijing’s Central Conservatory, but that was only the start of a fruitful career that has brought her recognition across the globe. Having made her home in the U.S. since 1986, she is one of the most brilliant examples of the kind of multicultural artistic identity that enriches our modern world.
Boston Magazine named BMOP the Best of Boston® 2018 - Classical Music Ensemble!
BMOP releases the first recording of orchestral music by British-born, Boston-based composer Peter Child. Shanti headlines the disc, inspired by Child's time spent studying in Madras, India (now Chennai). Rounding out the CD are the concert overture Jubal and the symphonic triptych Adirondack Voices.
Percussionist Wang Beibei performs Anthony Paul De Ritis's The Legend of Cowherd and Weaver Girl as part of BMOP's concert A Thousand Mountain, A Million Streams at Jordan Hall on April 21, 2018. Photo credit: Clive Grainger
BMOP finishes the 2017-2018 season with three world premieres: Pixelandia by Yu-Hui Chang; percussionist Beibei Wang premieres The Legend of Cowherd and Weaver Girl by Anthony Paul De Ritis, and A Thousand Mountains, A Million Streams by Lei Liang closes the concert. Huang Ruo's piano concerto, Unscrolled, rounds out a program inspired by East Asian culture.
Stephen Hartke's The Ascent of the Equestrian in a Balloon was named one of the New York Times 25 Best Classical Recordings of 2017! Take a listen to the "breathless, fractured, skittish music" and see why the Times calls Hartke "one of the most distinctive and important living composers."
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'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.