Prepare for saints! One of the great partnerships of modernist art was formed when composer Virgil Thomson and writer Gertrude Stein decided to collaborate on an opera about art, sound, and sainthood. Now BMOP/sound brings that landmark opera to disc with our release of Four Saints in Three Acts! (photo: Thomson and original cast, 1934, by Vic Shifreen)
Next up, BMOP compromises its morals in a shadowy deal with the devil. It's Oscar Wilde's classic horror tale The Picture of Dorian Gray brought to operatic life by composer Lowell Liebermann. Don't miss this chance to indulge your dark side with a semi-staged production presented in collaboration with Odyssey Opera.
American Masters is a celebration of something that will always make us great: our art. Presenting works that span the last 70 years of American orchestral music by Harold Shapero, Gail Kubik, Michael Colgrass, and the late Steven Stucky. Featuring concertante soloists Terry Everson (trumpet), Jing Peng (viola), and Vivian Choi (piano).
Join us as we embark on our 21st season! From Philip Glass to Michael Colgrass, our season includes spirituals, a Schubert/Charlie Parker redux, a handful of dazzling concertos, and even an operatic dive into classic horror. Full and partial season subscriptions now available.
BMOP/sound is proud to present our second CD of local composer David Rakowski's brilliant work. Dazzling pianist Amy Briggs appears in his Piano Concerto No. 2, written for her, while another beloved local, pianist Sarah Bob, takes the lead in the kaleidoscopic mixing bowl of Stolen Moments.
We capped our 20th anniversary season with an epic performance of David Del Tredici's madcap masterpiece Child Alice, followed by a successful fundraiser to create the first-ever commercial recording of the complete cycle. Thank you to everyone who supported us by attending, donating, and cheering us on!
Sweeping emotion, fantastical imagination and unabashed neo-Romanticism unite in this 20th century orchestral masterpiece…Check out our Kickstarter to learn more about Child Alice and read about our rewards (including BMOP tickets and Child Alice CDs). Thank you for your help!
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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