BMOP/sound honors the creative spirit of David Stock (1939-2015) with three intriguing, quirky, charming musical collaborations. Featuring the stylings of Andrés Cárdenes, violin, Alex Klein, oboes, and Lisa Pegher, percussion.
"The orchestra has become one of the most artistically valuable in the
country for its support of music either new or so woefully neglected that it might as well be," writes David Allen. Allen recommends five BMOP/sound CDs - after all, who could pick just one!
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Brown University hosts BMOP in February for open rehearsals, a performance of works by composition faculty Wang Lu, Eric Nathan and Joseph Butch Rovan and a Music Now lecture by Gil Rose. We return to campus in April to offer graduate and undergraduate students the rare chance to record their own works with a professional orchestra.
Featuring the crystalline voices of celebrated vocalists and Boston's own Lorelei Ensemble, Kati Agócs draws on a multicultural spiritual heritage in five works that weave together tradition, poetry, and devotion in unique and often ravishingly beautiful musical tapestries.
The Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal, and The Boston Musical Intelligencer weigh in on Friday's concert: "thrilling, overwhelming, historic." (photo: Kathy Wittman)
Bach is back! Transmogrified, that is. BMOP presents The New Brandenburgs, six works by Stephen Hartke, Paul Moravec, Christopher Theofanidis, Melinda Wagner, Peter Maxwell Davies, and Aaron Jay Kernis that take Bach's six groundbreaking Brandenburg Concertos as their blueprint.
Orchestral composer, DJ, curator...Mason Bates has no need of a day/night split personality: he combines traditional virtuosity and symphonic color with techno beats, electronica, and improvisation in his orchestral works. Mothership features five compositions, ranging in inspiration from oceanic depths to Pima Indian chant to a hybrid technological art of the future. Not to be missed!
It's an orchestra! No, it's a video game! With bows speeding faster than the eye can follow and discrepancies between classical tradition and modern society overcome in a single bound...it's Play, rumored to be in the running for the best orchestral work written so far this century. On our very own BMOP/sound!
BMOP/sound is closing in on 50 releases! A huge variety of the best, most unique orchestral music on disc might contain the perfect choice for a discerning music lover on your holiday gift list...