Steven Mackey: Time Release is the composer's second BMOP/sound CD, featuring percussionist Colin Currie on the title track. The rest of the disc explores the coexistence of marine life and city life on Urban Ocean; "Shadow Chords" in Tonic; and Latin clave rhythms in Turn the Key.
For the second time in three years, the composer of a BMOP-commissioned work is the winner of the Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition. Composer Lei Liang won for A Thousand Mountains, A Million Streams, premiered by BMOP in April 2018. More information about the work and the award here.
Catchy tunes, a witty libretto, and world-class singing all come together on Tobias Picker: Fantastic Mr. Fox, earning BMOP/sound and Boston Modern Orchestra Project, in collaboration with Odyssey Opera and with the Boston Children's Chorus, a GRAMMY® nomination for Best Opera Recording.
Drawing on the composer's admiration and scholarship of Berg, Bartókian, and Stravinskian aesthetics, George Perle: Serenades collects three important orchestral works by a twentieth-century master, offering a three-decade snapshot of George Perle's never-ending quest to refine his "twelve-tone tonality." Pianist Donald Berman and violist Wenting Kang join BMOP as soloists.