Dual Passions

Friday, April 6, 2012 | 8:00pm
Program Notes hosted by The Score Board at 7:00pm
Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory
David Lang The Little Match Girl Passion (2008)
Andrew Clark, conductor
Shari Wilson, soprano
Mary Gerbi, mezzo-soprano
Arvo Pärt Passio Domini Nostri Jesu Christi Secundum Joannem (1982)
Gil Rose, conductor
Andrew Clark, choral director
Margot Rood, soprano
Martin Near, countertenor

Gil Rose, conductor

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News and Press

[Concert Review] At BMOP, new works for a somber event
To mark Good Friday, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project brought together two contemporary Passion settings: David Lang's "The Little Match Girl Passion" and Arvo Pärt's "Passio Domini Nostri Jesu Christi secundum Joannem." It did not look much like a BMOP concert – only a few instrumentalists were present. But it was an appropriately grave lineup for the darkest day of the Christian calendar.
The Boston Globe Full review
[Concert Review] BMOP marks Good Friday with contrasted "Passions"
People who like the sound of straight-toned voices singing intricate counterpoint at close intervals had a feast at New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall on the evening of Good Friday, as the Boston Modern Orchestra Project presented works with "Passion" in the title by David Lang and Arvo Pärt.
Boston Classical Review Full review
[News Coverage] Minimalist Directness, Mystic Purity
A most uncommon acknowledgment of Good Friday recalling the crucifixion of Jesus Christ occurred at Jordan Hall. It involved the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, a slate of guest soloists, and the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum. Two reenactments of the passion, one allegorical, by David Lang and the other, from Biblical texts, by Arvo Pärt, adopted a similar, now familiar musical language of minimalism. Both passions were fittingly in minor modes commonly associated with all things sorrowful.
The Boston Musical Intelligencer Full coverage
[Press Release] BMOP Announces its 2011-12 Season
The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), the nation’s premier orchestra dedicated exclusively to commissioning, performing, and recording new orchestral music, today announced the programming for its 2011-12 season. By harnessing internationally-acclaimed composers and regional talent, BMOP presents a nine concerts ranging from intimate, chamber-centric shows to full orchestral premieres at Jordan Hall.
Full release