As part of the Sundays at Tufts–Community Concert Series, Boston Modern Orchestra Project – the premier orchestra in the United States dedicated exclusively to commissioning, performing, and recording new orchestral music – will launch a brand new concert series to be co-hosted by Tufts University on Sunday, December 12, 2010 at 3 p.m. in the Distler Performance Hall of the Perry and Marty Granoff Music Center on the Tufts' Medford/Somerville campus. Entitled "Luminous Noise," the program will highlight the works of three renowned woman composers: Chen Yi, Judith Weir, and Jennifer Johnson. The program will open with Jennifer Johnson's Living in Sin, followed by three works of Chen Yi – Suite for Cello and Chamber Winds (featuring David Russell, cello), Sparkle, and Wu Yu. The concert will close with Judith Weir's Tiger under the Table.
Artistic Director Gil Rose, who also serves as the director of the Tufts Symphony Orchestra, founded Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) in 1996. Regarded as one of the top new music orchestras in the country, BMOP is committed to illuminating the connections that exist naturally between contemporary music and contemporary society by reuniting composers and audiences in a shared concert experience. Of the BMOP-Tufts residency, Rose comments, "Since its inception, BMOP has upheld a mission to cultivate a new generation of composers through its commissions, artist residencies, and unique programming. By joining forces with Tufts University, we hope to broaden the exposure of promising young composers and musicians to a collection of important 20th- and 21st-century compositions."
Tickets are free with a Tufts I.D. card (limit two per I.D.) and $10 for general admission. For more information, please visit as.tufts.edu/music/musiccenter or call the Granoff Music Center Box Office at 617.627.3679.
This concert has been made possible by the Granoff Music Fund.