Born in Argentina, composer Alejandro Rutty's output includes orchestral, chamber and mixed-media music, arrangements of Argentine traditional music, and innovative outreach musical projects. Rutty's compositions and arrangements have been played by the Minnesota Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra of Argentina, National Symphony Orchestra of Brazil, New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, Linköping Symphony Orchestra, Kiev Philharmonic, the New York New Music Ensemble, the Amherst Saxophone Quartet, and the Cassatt String Quartet. Recordings of his music have been released by Capstone Records, Arizona University Recordings, and ERM Media.

Recent events include the performance of Rutty's arrangement of Roop Verma's Concerto for Sitar and orchestra in Linkoping, Sweden, the premiere of L'accordeoniste by the East-Wind Quartet, and a concert of the Hey, Mozart New Mexico's project with the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra.

Founder and Artistic Director of the Hey, Mozart! Project, Rutty's activities have included his work as conductor for numerous organizations, and arranger and pianist for Argentine-Tango performances. He has been Artistic Director of the Hartwick College Summer Music Festival for the 2006 and 2007 seasons.

Rutty has worked as composer and music director for theatrical productions and opera. A recipient of numerous grants and fellowships, Rutty's education includes degrees in composition, orchestral conducting, and choral conducting. Alejandro Rutty is currently Assistant Professor of Music at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.


The Brooklyn Lyceum | April 1, 2008
Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory | March 29, 2008

News and Press

[Concert Review] With orchestral offerings, festival passes a milestone

The MATA Festival is celebrating its 10th season, partly by showing off how far it has come since its early days as Music at the Anthology, a new-music series resident at the Anthology Film Archives. Since the Anthology days the festival has traveled a circuit of churches and small halls, but for the last couple of years it has been ensconced at the Brooklyn Lyceum, an old public bath converted into a concert hall.

The New York Times Full review
[Concert Review] Five things about BMOP @ MATA

I caught the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) at the MATA Festival Tuesday night in Brooklyn.

1. Gil Rose and BMOP played a varied concert with conviction and panache Tuesday night. While there were wonderful soloists on the program, the ensemble really held the spotlight the entire night in the best possible sense - always blending well and making the most of lines, accompaniment and ensemble.

Sequenza21 Full review
[Concert Review] For modern orchestra, a night of premieres

Four world premieres in one night is ambitious even by the Boston Modern Orchestra Project’s standards, but Saturday’s novelty at Jordan Hall was also an old-fashioned Boston tryout for a New York opening: This week, conductor Gil Rose and the group bring the program to Brooklyn’s MATA Festival, an annual new-music showcase previously run by BMOP’s current composer-in-residence, Lisa Bielawa.

The Boston Globe Full review
[Concert Review] Bielawa, BMOP: performance provocateurs

On Saturday night the New England Conservatory’s teal and gilt Jordan Hall enjoyed the premiere of no fewer than four new works by living, breathing composers and performed by the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, which parties where symphony orchestras fear to tread. Bucking both contemporary and traditional expectations, provoking appreciation and conversation, this was a night of risks that paid off handsomely.

The Boston Herald Full review
[Press Release] BMOP celebrates musical collaborations in its Double Entendre concert

The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), the nation's leading orchestra dedicated exclusively to performing, commissioning, and recording new music of the 21st century, honors some of its long-standing cherished collaborations in a special Double Entendre concert at Jordan Hall (30 Gainsborough Street), Saturday, March 29th @ 8:00pm.

Full review
[Press Release] BMOP 07|08

BMOP's 11th season features Gil Rose's innovative programming, pairing 20th-century mavericks with today's foremost composers and performers.

World Premieres
Lisa Bielawa, Composer in Residence
Martin Boykan
Michael Colgrass
Derek Hurst
David Rakowski
Alejandro Rutty
Ezra Sims
Ken Ueno

Featured Guests
Firebird Ensemble
Colin Jacobsen
Kim Kashkashian
Carla Kihlstedt
Joanne Kong
Marilyn Nonken

Club Concerts
BMOP returns to downtown Boston, featuring new works by Lisa Bielawa composed in residence for solo artists.

Full review