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In the second month of 2021, we celebrate Valentine’s Day with a playlist of pieces that explore Love, and, as the days grow longer in this short month, Time. We also look back at Seasons 14 and 15, spanning the years 2008-2010.

Season 14, 2008-2009
Revisit the concertos and evocative symphonic works of our 14th season, as well as one of our early opera projects, John Harbison’s Winter’s Tale. Orchestra works include Kick & Ride by Eric Moe, Lewis Spratlan’s A Summer’s Day, Talus by Ken Ueno, and concertos by Michael Gandolfi, Thomas Oboe Lee, Lisa Bielawa, and Martin Boykan.
Mon., Feb. 1, 7:30pm
Tues., Feb 9, 2pm
Wed., Feb 17, 11am
Sat., Feb 20, 2pm
Thurs., Feb 25, 7:30pm

Season 15, 2009-2010
Over 10 years ago, BMOP presented nearly a dozen programs that captured the amazing range of American orchestral music, from George Antheil’s raucously experimental Ballet Mecanique to Lou Harrison’s enchanting Esperanto choral work La Koro Sutro. With additional works by Anthony De Ritis, Scott Wheeler, Steven Stucky, Wayne Peterson, Virgil Thomson, Jacob Druckman, Milton Babbit, and Andy Vores.
Tues., Feb 2, 2pm
Thurs., Feb 11, 7:30pm
Tues., Feb 16, 2pm
Mon, Feb 22, 7:30pm
Sat., Feb 27, 2pm

In this short month, we bring together a contemplative playlist that reflects on how we divide the passage of time. Featuring Time Release by Steven Mackey alongside works by Michael Gandolfi, David Del Tredici, William McKinley, Paul Moravec, David Felder, and Lukas Foss.
Wed., Feb 3, 11am
Sat, Feb 6, 2pm
Mon, Feb 8, 7:30pm
Thurs., Feb 18, 7:30pm
Wed, Feb 24, 11am


A Look at contemporary composers’ take on love, affection, and famous couples, with Virgil Thomson’s The Feast of Love, folk song renditions by Reza Vali, Thomas Oboe Lee’s evocation of Orpheus and Eurydice, Themes for A Midsummer Night by Michael Gandolfi, and more by Elliott Carter, Jacob Druckman, plus opera excerpts from Charles Wuorinen and Gunther Schuller.
Thurs., Feb 4, 7:30pm
Wed, Feb 10, 11am
Sat., Feb 13, 2pm
Sun, Feb 14, 2pm
Mon, Feb 15, 7:30pm
Tues., Feb 23, 2pm

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