BMOP takes a trip to an operatic world of water genies, mechanical birds, fantastical creatures, and more, as we welcome back soprano Heather Buck to reprise the title role she created in Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Charles Wuorinen. This semi-staged production also features bass-baritone Stephen Bryant and a whole cast of Boston's favorite opera singers.
It's new music for a new year, as we are releasing the world premiere recording of The Witch of Endor by William Schuman. This latest release on BMOP/sound includes three of Schuman's collaborations with dancer and choreographer Martha Graham, with Judith, Choreographic Poem and Night Journey rounding out the disc. Start your new year right with this not-to-be-missed disc!
BMOP presents the works of modern master John Corigliano. Our February 23, 2019, concert includes his Symphony No. 2 and we welcome back Eliot Fisk to perform Corigliano's guitar concerto Troubadours. Also featured on this concert will be the winner of the annual BMOP-NEC Composition Competition.
On BMOP's latest release, A Thousand Mountains, A Million Streams, composer Lei Liang paints musical landscapes with a sonic brush. Saxophonist Chien-Kwan Lin embodies a widow's grief during the tumultuous Cultural Revolution in China on Xiaoxiang. Liang and pipa virtuoso Gao Hong simultaneously look back to a rich Chinese tradition and forward to new sounds in Five Seasons.