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...
Our November production honors recently departed composer Gunther Schuller with performances of his musical fable Journey into Jazz, the one-act opera The Fisherman and His Wife, and the sinfonietta work Games.
Chinary Ung: Singing Inside Aura features singing violist Susan Ung in the title track, as well as two of the composer's fascinating "spiral" works, and more. A deeply studied and intuitively felt merging of Cambodian and Western musical traditions.
The Boston Modern Orchestra Project is the first-ever symphony orchestra to receive Musical America's prestigious Ensemble of the Year award!