Norman’s piece succeeded beyond what even his most ardent supporters could have anticipated. Combining everything from Bach to Reich in beautiful form, he channeled the modern human condition in which technology dominates ever more of our lives.
"Those who fear for the future of the symphony orchestra can take heart in knowing that there is still quality work being done by more-or-less young composers writing for classical music’s big band."
Composer-in-residence Andrew Norman appeared on Boston Neighborhood Network to discuss his trajectory as a composer as well as the upcoming BMOP season finale, during which his Play will be premiered, along with works by fellow Gen X-ers Mason Bates and Huang Ruo.
At BMOP's free April 14th concert, composer and NEC Master Composer-in-Residence Oliver Knussen will be awarded an Honorary Doctorate following intermission during the evening's program.
For immediate release: March 29, 2013
• Degree Bestowed at Boston Modern Orchestra Project Concert, April 14
• Performances by [nec] shivaree, BMOP
• Knussen Will Give Lecture, Work with NEC composition Students in Two Masterclasses
Available Now BMOP/sound's two incredible new CDs: Reza Vali's Persian-influenced Folk Songs and Concerto for Persian Ney, and Martin Boykan's rare works for orchestra.
Martin Boykan's Orchestral Works is a must-have addition to your collection of new orchestral music.
And now, it might be asked, should we pity the viola? It is after all consigned to an unglamorous middle range, and is ever on the receiving end of all that merciless skewering (if you don’t know what I mean, type “viola jokes” into Google, or ask anyone who has played in an orchestra).
Reza Vali: Toward That Endless Plain has garnered critical acclaim.
The double-disc set, Thomas Oboe Lee: Six Concertos, is available for purchase