For Immediate Release
Contact: BMOP
Boston, MA (February 1, 2007)

The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) and Best Cellars join hands to host two fun-filled evenings of live contemporary classical music and the best of French wine. Flutist Alicia DiDonato will perform a selection of French works for unaccompanied flute in addition to an excerpt from Pascal Dusapin's Galim, which will be performed in full at BMOP's upcoming March 9th French Counterpoints concert at Jordan Hall.

All local Francophiles will be culturally sated with French classical music to be performed by members of BMOP, in honor of the orchestra's upcoming French Counterpoints concert scheduled for March 9th at Jordan Hall. Best Cellars carries more than 100 wines all under $15; the best of varying red and white French wines will be explored, tasted, and toasted. This evening will feature five different French wines: Magenta Champagne; LaPorte Le Petit Duc, Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc; Tortoise Creek Pinot Noir; Domaine du Vieux Lazaret Chateauneuf-du-Pape; and Chateau Lafon Sauternes. Tasting snacks will be provided.

All in attendance will receive a discount on the tasting wines: 5% on two bottles, 10% on six, and 15% on twelve or more.

Guest Artist: Alicia DiDonato, a native of Stoneham, MA, is the flutist for Boston Musica Viva, Radius Ensemble, NotaRiotous (Boston Microtonal Society's chamber ensemble), and Prana (a soprano/flute duo with acclaimed singer Jennifer Ashe). She performs with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Opera Boston, and Firebird Ensemble, and has performed repeatedly with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Boston Pops. She gives a "drop-dead performance," according to The Boston Globe. The New York Times calls her rendering of Boulez "beautiful."

When: 5:00pm-8:00pm. Thursday, March 1st, at Best Cellars Boylston Street shop. Monday March 5th, at Best Cellars Brookline shop. Live musical performances begin at 6:30pm.

Where: Best Cellars shops are located at:
Brookline: 1327 Beacon Street at Harvard Street; Green Line to Coolidge
Boston: 745 Boylston Street, Green Line to Copley

Contact: For more info, contact Best Cellars at 617.266.2900, or visit or