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!
Quirky woodcuts, medieval poetry, and Kansas City fountains: The Ascent of the Equestrian in a Balloon is a three-decade look into the creative mind of composer Stephen Hartke.
This month we feature four composers whose voices have been shaped by Boston's vibrant music scene. Join us, along with members of the Claremont Trio and violinist Miranda Cuckson, in a celebration of our city's talent! (clockwise from upper left: David Sanford, Ronald Perera, John Harbison, and Eric Sawyer)
BMOP/sound proudly presents work of the late great Steven Stucky on our 50th release. From 1987's Concerto for Orchestra, less well-known than his Pulitzer Prize-winning Second Concerto for Orchestra, to the spare but eloquent song cycle American Muse, featuring baritone Sanford Sylvan, to the vibrant Rhapsodies, Stucky's musical voice is one to treasure.
Through the generosity of Philip Glass, BMOP is giving away two autographed box sets of Philip Glass: The Symphonies this Saturday, February 18. Buy tickets to enter! More information about the concert and this giveaway here.
Prepare for saints! One of the great partnerships of modernist art was formed when composer Virgil Thomson and writer Gertrude Stein decided to collaborate on an opera about art, sound, and sainthood. Now BMOP/sound brings that landmark opera to disc with our release of Four Saints in Three Acts! (photo: Thomson and original cast, 1934, by Vic Shifreen)
Next up, BMOP compromises its morals in a shadowy deal with the devil. It's Oscar Wilde's classic horror tale The Picture of Dorian Gray brought to operatic life by composer Lowell Liebermann. Don't miss this chance to indulge your dark side with a semi-staged production presented in collaboration with Odyssey Opera.
American Masters is a celebration of something that will always make us great: our art. Presenting works that span the last 70 years of American orchestral music by Harold Shapero, Gail Kubik, Michael Colgrass, and the late Steven Stucky. Featuring concertante soloists Terry Everson (trumpet), Jing Peng (viola), and Vivian Choi (piano).
Join us as we embark on our 21st season! From Philip Glass to Michael Colgrass, our season includes spirituals, a Schubert/Charlie Parker redux, a handful of dazzling concertos, and even an operatic dive into classic horror. Full and partial season subscriptions now available.
BMOP/sound is proud to present our second CD of local composer David Rakowski's brilliant work. Dazzling pianist Amy Briggs appears in his Piano Concerto No. 2, written for her, while another beloved local, pianist Sarah Bob, takes the lead in the kaleidoscopic mixing bowl of Stolen Moments.