Concertos for Strings and Orchestras

Friday, November 14, 2008 | 8:00pm
Program Notes hosted by Lisa Bielawa, Composer in Residence at 7:00pm
Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory
Elliott Schwartz Chamber Concerto VI: Mr. Jefferson** (2008)
Ken Ueno Talus, concerto for viola and orchestra (2007)
Robert Erickson Fantasy for cello and orchestra (1954)
Martin Boykan Concerto for Violin and Orchestra* (2003)
Arnold Schoenberg Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra (1933)

*World Premiere
**BMOP Commission

Gil Rose, conductor

News and Press

[Concert Review] New looks at old images
Gil Rose and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project present, more often than not, anthologized programming: one-night overviews of a single tradition, composer, or genre. Such concerts can veer toward stylistic diffusion, but Friday’s collection of string-instrument concertos presented the opposite danger - a surfeit of similarity.
The Boston Globe Full review
[Concert Review] Ueno's memorable Talus, Boykan's engaging concerto, Erickson's eclectic Fantasty, and Schwartz's Chamber Concerto
The Boston Modern Orchestra Project performed new works in Jordan Hall on Friday evening by Martin Boykan, Robert Erickson, Elliott Schwartz, and Ken Ueno. The concert closed with Shoenberg’s Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra, a very liberal arrangement of a Handel Concerto.
The Boston Musical Intelligencer Full review