The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) presents a free, evening length concert in honor of American composer Robert Erickson (1917-1997). As part of BMOP's new Composer Retrospectives series, this special event features a cornucopia of Erickson's works ranging from his piece Auroras (1994) for full symphony orchestra to the lesser known Night Music (1978). Other program highlights include: Fantasy for cello and orchestra (1954) with Rafael Popper-Keizer; and East of the Beach (1980).
Gil Rose, acclaimed musical conductor and founding artistic director of the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, has won Columbia University's 2007 Ditson Conductor's Award for his exceptional commitment to the performance of works by American composers. Rose, who also serves as music director of Opera Boston, will receive a citation from Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger and a check for $5,000 at BMOP's 10th annual Boston Connection Concert, held tomorrow at New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall, in downtown Boston, beginning at 8:00 p.m.
The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), the nation's leading orchestra dedicated exclusively to performing, commissioning, and recording new music, announces the prospective launch of its own CD label, BMOP/sound. With its debut scheduled for January 2008, BMOP/sound will become the nation's foremost label devoted exclusively to new music recordings, many of which have been commissioned by BMOP. Additional BMOP/sound recordings will be of seminal works that are no longer available to the public.
The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), the nation's leading orchestra dedicated exclusively to performing, commissioning, and recording new music of the 21st century, spearheads its premiere-packed, cutting-edge season with "Re-Inventions: Glorious and Subversive Music for Keyboards" at Jordan Hall (30 Gainsborough Street), on Friday, November 2nd @ 8:00pm.
BMOP's 11th season features Gil Rose's innovative programming, pairing 20th-century mavericks with today's foremost composers and performers.
Lisa Bielawa, Composer in Residence
BMOP returns to downtown Boston, featuring new works by Lisa Bielawa composed in residence for solo artists.
Presented by the Bank of America Celebrity Series, and its President and Executive Director, Martha H. Jones, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) celebrates the final concert of its 10th anniversary season with a Boston Marquee performance May 19th @ 8:00pm, at Harvard University's Sanders Theatre (45 Quincy Street, Cambridge). As the nation's only orchestra dedicated exclusively to performing, commissioning, and recording new music of the 21st century, BMOP turns its focus to American composers inspired by rock and roll.
A Lincoln Bicentennial Commission national event, "a modern opera on the last hours of Abraham Lincoln's life," will have its concert premiere at 8 pm, Saturday, March 31, in the Buckley Recital Hall at Amherst College.
Presented by Harvard University's Department of Music, this year's "Fromm Players at Harvard" music series features works of five composers to be performed by the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), the nation's only orchestra dedicated to performing, commissioning, and recording new music of the 21st century. Curated by British composer and Harvard faculty member Julian Anderson, the 2007 Fromm Festival takes places Thursday, March 22nd, and Friday, March 23rd @ 8:00pm, in the John Knowles Paine Concert Hall at Harvard University (Oxford Street, Cambridge).
The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) and Best Cellars join hands to host two fun-filled evenings of live contemporary classical music and the best of French wine. Flutist Alicia DiDonato will perform a selection of French works for unaccompanied flute in addition to an excerpt from Pascal Dusapin's Galim, which will be performed in full at BMOP's upcoming March 9th French Counterpoints concert at Jordan Hall.
The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), the nation's only orchestra dedicated to performing, commissioning, and recording new music, devotes the entire evening of Friday, March 9, 2007 at 8pm, at Boston's Jordan Hall (30 Gainsborough Street) to performing new and recent works from three contemporary French composers.