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BMOP/sound Celebrates Three Grammy Nominations
Boston, MA (December 4, 2010) — BMOP/sound, the nation's foremost label launched by an orchestra and committed exclusively to producing new music recordings, leads the classical categories with three nominations for the 53rd annual Grammy Awards. Announced on December 1, 2010 by The Recording Academy, BMOP/sound's release Steven Mackey: Dreamhouse is the recipient in all three categories: "Best Classical Album," "Best Orchestral Performance," and "Best Engineered Classical Album." These nominations bring the Boston-based record label's Grammy nods to a total of five in just three years. Full Release
Tufts University Department Of Music Presents "Luminous Noise" – A Concert By BMOP
Medford/Somerville, MA (November 29, 2010) — As part of the Sundays at Tufts–Community Concert Series, Boston Modern Orchestra Project – the premier orchestra in the United States dedicated exclusively to commissioning, performing, and recording new orchestral music – will launch a brand new concert series to be co-hosted by Tufts University on Sunday, December 12, 2010 at 3 p.m. in the Distler Performance Hall of the Perry and Marty Granoff Music Center on the Tufts' Medford/Somerville campus. Entitled "Luminous Noise," the program will highlight the works of three renowned woman composers: Chen Yi, Judith Weir, and Jennifer Johnson. Full Release
Boston Modern Orchestra Project Presents "Luminous Noise: Three Women Compose"
Wellesley, MA (November 15, 2010) — On Saturday, Dec. 11, at 8 pm, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) kicks off a three-concert performance series at Wellesley College with "Luminous Noise: Three Women Compose," featuring works by Chen Yi, Judith Weir and Jenny Olivia Johnson, three of the most dynamic female composers creating new orchestral works today. The performance, held at Houghton Chapel, is free and open to the public. Full Release
BMOP/sound Releases Steven Mackey: Dreamhouse
Boston, MA (October 20, 2010) — BMOP/sound, the nation's premier label launched by an orchestra and dedicated exclusively to new music recordings, announced its much anticipated CD release, Steven Mackey: Dreamhouse. The recipient of numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, two awards from the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center's Stoeger Prize, Steven Mackey (b. 1956) has established himself as an American iconoclast pioneering the new music scene. Full Release
BMOP/sound Releases Virgil Thomson: Three Pictures
Boston, MA (September 15, 2010) — BMOP/sound, the nation's premier label launched by an orchestra and dedicated exclusively to new music recordings, today announced its new fall release, Virgil Thomson: Three Pictures. A versatile composer of daring creativity and unparalleled originality, Virgil Thomson (1896-1989) is regarded as one of the most important American composers of the 20th century. Full Release
BMOP/sound Releases Lisa Bielawa: In medias res
Boston, MA (June 1, 2010) — Composer-vocalist Lisa Bielawa's solo and orchestral music will be released as a 2-CD set entitled In medias res by BMOP/sound in June 2010. Performed by the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), conducted by Artistic Director Gil Rose, the first disc, an SACD, includes four orchestral works: Roam (2001); Double Violin Concerto (2008) featuring violinist/vocalist Carla Kihlstedt and violinist Colin Jacobsen; unfinish’d, sent (2000) featuring the composer as soprano soloist; and In medias res, concerto for orchestra (2009). Full Release
BMOP/sound Releases William Thomas McKinley: R.A.P.
Boston, MA (May 1, 2010) — BMOP/sound, the nation's premiere label launched by an orchestra and dedicated exclusively to new music recordings, today announced its May 2010 release, William Thomas McKinley: R.A.P. With more than 350 works to his name and awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the National Endowment for the Arts, McKinley has established himself as one of the most highly regarded and prolific composers of his generation. Full Release
BMOP Presents Full Score
Boston, MA (April 26, 2010) — The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), the nation's leading orchestra dedicated exclusively to performing, commissioning, and recording new music, will present its final concert of the 2009-10 season, Full Score, at New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall (30 Gainsborough Street), on Friday, May 28 at 8:00pm. After three instrument-centric performances ("Big Bang" for percussion, "Band in Boston" for winds, and "Strings Attached" for strings), the BMOP season will culminate with a full orchestral program uniting over 70 musicians and guest baritone Sanford Sylvan. Full Release
BMOP/sound Releases Ken Ueno: Talus
Boston, MA (February 25, 2010) — BMOP/sound, the nation's foremost label launched by an orchestra and devoted exclusively to new music recordings, today announced the release of Ken Ueno: Talus, an imaginative collection of three innovative concerti by composer/vocalist Ken Ueno (winner of the 2006-07 Rome Prize and the 2010-11 Berlin Prize and UC Berkeley professor). Representing Ueno's debut album on BMOP/sound, Talus constitutes a kind of trilogy that contemplates mortality as well as the multifaceted ways in which survivorship requires heroism. Full Release
BMOP/sound Releases Elliott Schwartz: Chamber Concertos I-VI
Boston, MA (October 5, 2009) — BMOP/sound, the nation's foremost label launched by an orchestra and devoted exclusively to new music recordings, adds to its venerable catalog the October 2009 release of Elliott Schwartz: Chamber Concertos I-VI. Known for his wildly eclectic music, Schwartz remains committed to composing concert music which reflects his fascination with brilliant instrumental color, stylistic collage, and neo-Baroque textural models. Full Release
BMOP/sound Releases John Cage: Sixteen Dances
Boston, MA (August 3, 2009) — BMOP/sound, the nation's foremost label launched by an orchestra and devoted exclusively to new music recordings, today announced the August '09 release of John Cage: Sixteen Dances, the first and only available SACD surround sound edition. Widely recognized as perhaps the most influential American composer of the 20th Century, John Cage took a remarkably bold first step in composition by using chance operations in his piece, Sixteen Dances (1951). Full Release
BMOP/sound releases Louis Andriessen: La Passione
Boston, MA (June 1, 2009) — BMOP/sound, the nation's foremost label launched by an orchestra and devoted exclusively to new music recordings, today announced the album release of Louis Andriessen: La Passione—one of several recognitions worldwide in honor of Andriessen's 70th birthday. A central figure in the international new music scene, Andriessen is best known for his propulsive rhythms, dissonant harmonies, and noisy, big-band sonorities, influenced by Stravinsky, jazz, and American minimalism. Full Release
BMOP/sound Releases John Harbison: Full Moon in March
Boston, MA (April 1, 2009) — BMOP/sound, the nation's foremost label launched by an orchestra and devoted exclusively to new music recordings, today announced the album release of John Harbison: Full Moon in March. Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Harbison is one of America's most prominent artistic figures. As part of BMOP's ongoing effort to perform, record, and disseminate Harbison's significant, early works, the album includes two vocal works: his chamber opera, Full Moon in March (1977), which is based on W.B. Full Release
BMOP/sound releases David Rakowski: Winged Contraption
Boston, MA (March 2, 2009) — BMOP/sound, the nation's foremost label launched by an orchestra and devoted exclusively to new music recordings, today announced the forthcoming album release of David Rakowski: Winged Contraption. Spanning 15 years of his musical career, Winged Contraption is a cornucopia of compositional treats that combines Rakowski's intellectual rigor, wit, and at times, pure silliness, while keeping its ears wide open to American music of all kinds. Full Release
BMOP/sound Releases First Album of 2009, Derek Bermel: Voices
Boston, MA (February 16, 2009) — BMOP/sound, the nation's premiere label launched by an orchestra and devoted exclusively to new music recordings, today announced the release of Derek Bermel: Voices, the first of nine BMOP/sound albums to be released in 2009. From the melodic roots of West Africa to the infectious grooves of Bulgarian folk music, the CD's four orchestra works meld Bermel's love for orchestral and jazz music with a myriad of unlikely traditions and influences. Full Release
BMOP/sound Earns a GRAMMY Nomination
Boston, MA (December 5, 2008) — BMOP/sound, the country's premier record label devoted exclusively to new music recordings, was honored by The Recording Academy as nominations for the 51st Annual GRAMMY Awards were announced December 4, 2008. Recognized in the category of "Best Classical Vocal Performance" is the extraordinary performance of Sanford Sylvan (baritone) featured on the label's CD release of Charles Fussell: Wilde. Full Release
BMOP/sound releases Lukas Foss: The Prairie
Boston, MA (November 1, 2008) — BMOP/sound, the country's foremost label launched by an orchestra and devoted exclusively to new music recordings, announces the November 1st release of its seventh album Lukas Foss: The Prairie. Full Release
BMOP/sound Releases Charles Fussell: Wilde
Boston, MA (July 25, 2008) — BMOP/sound, the nation's foremost label launched by an orchestra and devoted exclusively to new music recordings, announces the release of its sixth CD Charles Fussell: Wilde. Inspired by two iconic literary figures, this CD is a musical exposé of the tragic lives of American poet Hart Crane and Victorian dramatist Oscar Wilde. Performed by the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), this recording embraces the rich extended tonalities and shifting, lyrical textures characteristic of Fussell's musical language. Full Release
BMOP/sound Releases Eric Sawyer: Our American Cousin
Boston, MA (June 25, 2008) — BMOP/sound, the nation's foremost label launched by an orchestra and devoted exclusively to new music recordings, announces the release of its fifth CD Eric Sawyer: Our American Cousin. A collaborative invention of composer Eric Sawyer and librettist John Shoptaw, Our American Cousin is a two-disc opera CD, which draws upon the tragic events of Abraham Lincoln's assassination in Ford's Theater on April 14, 1865. The work offers something new in the realm of American contemporary opera as it presents a unique and refreshing panorama of a familiar story in American history. Full Release
BMOP/sound Releases Gunther Schuller: Journey Into Jazz
Boston, MA (June 12, 2008) — BMOP/sound, the nation's foremost label launched by an orchestra and devoted exclusively to new music recordings, announces the release of its fourth CD Gunther Schuller: Journey Into Jazz. Representative of the Third Stream genre, a revolutionary style of music brought forth into the mainstream by Schuller in the 1950s, the three pieces on this album unite the structural complexities found in contemporary classical music with the improvisational elements of jazz. Full Release
BMOP/sound Releases Lee Hyla: Lives of the Saints
Boston, MA (May 5, 2008) — BMOP/sound, the nation's foremost label launched by an orchestra and devoted exclusively to new music recordings, announces the release of its third CD, Lee Hyla: Lives of the Saints. Based on captivating, evocative texts, Lives of the Saints features two religious monodramas—one Catholic, Live of the Saints, and one Buddhist, At Suma Beach. This CD celebrates Lee Hyla's long-standing relationships with both the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) and mezzo-soprano Mary Nessinger. Full Release
BMOP Presents Armenia Resounding: A Tribute to Composer Alan Hovhaness
Boston, MA (April 19, 2008) — The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), the nation's leading orchestra dedicated exclusively to performing, commissioning, and recording new music, pays homage to the influential yet largely unknown music by Armenian-American 20th-century composer Alan Hovhaness (1911-2000) at Jordan Hall (30 Gainsborough Street), Friday, May 23rd @ 8:00pm. While showcasing Hovhaness's Exile Symphony along with his Three Armenian Rhapsodies, the program premieres two BMOP-commissioned works by Armenian composers: Vache Sharafyan's Sinfonia No. Full Release
BMOP/sound Releases Michael Gandolfi: Y2K Compliant
Boston, MA (March 27, 2008) — BMOP/sound, the nation's foremost label launched by an orchestra and devoted exclusively to new music recordings, announces the release of its second album, Michael Gandolfi: Y2K Compliant. Known for his rhythmically buoyant, complex and colorful works, Gandolfi, a faculty member of New England Conservatory, is a master of innumerable compositional approaches, all evident in the disc's three pieces. Full Release
The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) Launches its Signature Record Label BMOP/sound
Boston, MA (March 6, 2008) — The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), the nation's leading orchestra dedicated exclusively to performing, commissioning, and recording new music, announces the launch of its own CD label, BMOP/sound. With its debut release, John Harbison: Ulysses, and nine additional titles scheduled for 2008, BMOP/sound becomes the nation's foremost label launched by an orchestra and devoted exclusively to new music recordings. Full Release
BMOP/sound Releases Its Debut Album, John Harbison: Ulysses
Boston, MA (March 1, 2008) — BMOP/sound, the nation's foremost label launched by an orchestra and devoted exclusively to new music recordings, announces its debut album, John Harbison: Ulysses, to be released on March 4, 2008. As the first of nine BMOP/sound albums slated for 2008, Ulysses offers listeners the first complete recording of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Harbison's full-length ballet. Scored for full symphony orchestra, including saxophone and ondes Martenot, Harbison's ballet is soaked in abundance, variety, and sheer story-telling physicality. Full Release
BMOP Celebrates Musical Collaborations in its Double Entendre Concert
Boston, MA (February 19, 2008) — 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 Release
BMOP Receives a Three-Year Grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council
Boston, MA (February 4, 2008) — The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) is proud to announce that it is the recipient of an Organizational Support grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC), which provides unrestricted operating funds to nearly 400 arts, humanities, and science organizations with track records of excellence, education, and community service. For this three-year granting cycle, BMOP received the fourth largest award among all orchestras in the state, despite its smaller scale. Full Release
BMOP Premieres Composer Retrospectives Series with an Homage Concert to Composer Robert Erickson
Boston, MA (January 29, 2008) — The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) presents a free, evening length concert in honor of American composer Robert Erickson (1917-1997). As part of BMOP's new Composer Retrospectives series, this special event features a cornucopia of Erickson's works ranging from his piece Auroras (1994) for full symphony orchestra to the lesser known Night Music (1978). Other program highlights include: Fantasy for cello and orchestra (1954) with Rafael Popper-Keizer; and East of the Beach (1980). Full Release
Gil Rose of the Boston Modern Orchestra Project Wins 2007 Ditson Conductor's Award
Boston, MA (January 24, 2008) — Gil Rose, acclaimed musical conductor and founding artistic director of the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, has won Columbia University's 2007 Ditson Conductor's Award for his exceptional commitment to the performance of works by American composers. Rose, who also serves as music director of Opera Boston, will receive a citation from Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger and a check for $5,000 at BMOP's 10th annual Boston Connection Concert, held tomorrow at New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall, in downtown Boston, beginning at 8:00 p.m. Full Release
BMOP Launches Its Signature Record Label BMOP/sound
Boston, MA (November 10, 2007) — The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), the nation's leading orchestra dedicated exclusively to performing, commissioning, and recording new music, announces the prospective launch of its own CD label, BMOP/sound. With its debut scheduled for January 2008, BMOP/sound will become the nation's foremost label devoted exclusively to new music recordings, many of which have been commissioned by BMOP. Additional BMOP/sound recordings will be of seminal works that are no longer available to the public. Full Release
Boston Modern Orchestra Project Launches its 11th Season with Re-Inventions: Glorious and Subversive Music for Keyboards
Boston, MA (September 27, 2007) — The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), the nation's leading orchestra dedicated exclusively to performing, commissioning, and recording new music of the 21st century, spearheads its premiere-packed, cutting-edge season with "Re-Inventions: Glorious and Subversive Music for Keyboards" at Jordan Hall (30 Gainsborough Street), on Friday, November 2nd @ 8:00pm. Full Release
BMOP 07|08
Boston, MA (May 25, 2007) — 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 Release
BMOP Premieres Rock-and-Roll Inspired Works by Evan Ziporyn, Steven Mackey, and Anthony DeRitis
Boston, MA (April 14, 2007) — Presented by the Bank of America Celebrity Series, and its President and Executive Director, Martha H. Jones, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) celebrates the final concert of its 10th anniversary season with a Boston Marquee performance May 19th @ 8:00pm, at Harvard University's Sanders Theatre (45 Quincy Street, Cambridge). As the nation's only orchestra dedicated exclusively to performing, commissioning, and recording new music of the 21st century, BMOP turns its focus to American composers inspired by rock and roll. Full Release
"Our American Cousin" Concert Premiere Set For Amherst
Boston, MA (March 13, 2007) — A Lincoln Bicentennial Commission national event, "a modern opera on the last hours of Abraham Lincoln's life," will have its concert premiere at 8 pm, Saturday, March 31, in the Buckley Recital Hall at Amherst College. Full Release
The Boston Modern Orchestra Project Performs in 2007 Fromm Players at Harvard Festival
Boston, MA (February 14, 2007) — Presented by Harvard University's Department of Music, this year's "Fromm Players at Harvard" music series features works of five composers to be performed by the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), the nation's only orchestra dedicated to performing, commissioning, and recording new music of the 21st century. Curated by British composer and Harvard faculty member Julian Anderson, the 2007 Fromm Festival takes places Thursday, March 22nd, and Friday, March 23rd @ 8:00pm, in the John Knowles Paine Concert Hall at Harvard University (Oxford Street, Cambridge). Full Release
Two nights of Après-Ski with free French music and wine
Boston, MA (February 1, 2007) — The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) and Best Cellars join hands to host two fun-filled evenings of live contemporary classical music and the best of French wine. Flutist Alicia DiDonato will perform a selection of French works for unaccompanied flute in addition to an excerpt from Pascal Dusapin's Galim, which will be performed in full at BMOP's upcoming March 9th French Counterpoints concert at Jordan Hall. Full Release
The Boston Modern Orchestra Project Presents French Counterpoints; An Evening of All-French Composers
Boston, MA (February 1, 2007) — The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), the nation's only orchestra dedicated to performing, commissioning, and recording new music, devotes the entire evening of Friday, March 9, 2007 at 8pm, at Boston's Jordan Hall (30 Gainsborough Street) to performing new and recent works from three contemporary French composers. Full Release
1996-2006: A decade of orchestral milestones
Boston, MA (November 3, 2006) — In 1996, Gil Rose set out to restore a widening disconnect between contemporary audiences and contemporary music—a relatively recent trend in the rich history of orchestras. The result was the Boston Modern Orchestra Project and a new orchestral model. Ten years later, BMOP remains dedicated to its mission and is considered by many to be the leading orchestra for commissioning, performing, and recording modern orchestral music. April 1996 Premiere Performance of BMOP Full Release
BMOP/MATA Call for Scores
New York, NY (October 18, 2006) — Music at the Anthology (MATA) is currently accepting scores for consideration for commissions and performances for the tenth annual MATA Festival in New York City in March 2008. This festival will be presented in participation with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project. Up to four commissions ranging from solo to orchestral will be awarded. Commission amounts will depend on the scope of the commissioned work. Composers are expected to attend the premiere of their work. Eligibility Full Release
Opening Concert of Boston Modern Orchestra Project 10th Anniversary Season Offers World Premiere Collaboration with Lisa Bielawa
Boston, MA (September 29, 2006) — "Superb instrumentalists at work and play." The New York Times Full Release
ASCAP Gives BMOP the John S. Edwards Award for Strongest Commitment to New American Music
Boston, MA (May 29, 2006) — On Friday, June 2, 2006 the Boston Modern Orchestra Project will receive an ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, given annually to honor orchestras whose programming indicates extraordinary efforts to expand the symphonic repertoire and develop and educate orchestra audiences. The Award will be given during the Awards Ceremony and Celebration of the American Symphony Orchestra League's 61st National Conference, be held this year in Los Angeles, California, May 30 - June 3 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites. Full Release
Composer in Residence, Lisa Bielawa
Boston, MA (May 26, 2006) — BMOP is proud to announce that New York-based composer Lisa Bielawa will be in residence for three yeas beginning in October 2006. BMOP was one of six orchestras nation-wide selected for an extended Music Alive residency, a program of Meet the Composer and the American Symphony Orchestra League. Full Release
BMOP Announces 10th Anniversary Season
Boston, MA (May 23, 2006) — BMOP announces that its 10th anniversary season will open on November 3, 2006 at Jordan Hall. For 10 years BMOP has been Boston's only orchestra dedicated exclusively to performing and recording new music. Led by founding Artistic Director Gil Rose, BMOP is considered to be the premier orchestra for new music in the country. Full Release
Opera Unlimited Announces On Sale Date for "Angels in America"
Boston, MA (April 26, 2006) — Opera Unlimited, a collaboration between Boston Modern Orchestra Project and Opera Boston, announces additional casting, production and ticket information for the North American premiere of Peter Eötvös's Angels in America, based on the Tony Kushner play. Opera Unlimited presents four performances on June 16, 17, and 20 at 8:00 pm and June 24 at 3:00 pm at the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts. Full Release
BMOP brings Big Band Music to Jordan Hall
Boston, MA (March 31, 2006) — The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), ends its 2005-2006 concert season with "Big Band." BMOP is one of the few professional orchestras in the United States dedicated exclusively to performing and recording music of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Since it's founding in 1996, BMOP has programmed 46 concerts of contemporary orchestral music, released ten world premiere recordings, and won eight ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming. Full Release
Opera Unlimited presents the North American premiere of "Angels in America" in Boston, June 16-25, 2006
Boston, MA (February 16, 2006) — Opera Unlimited presents the North American premiere of Peter Eötvös's Angels in America, with a libretto by Mari Mezei, based on the play by Tony Kushner. Performances take place on June 16, 17, and 20 at 8:00 pm and June 24 at 3:00 pm in the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts. Full Release
BMOP Presents Concertos for Indigenous Instruments
Boston, MA (February 15, 2006) — The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), under artistic director and conductor Gil Rose, continues its exploration of new orchestral music influenced by non-Western cultures with a program of concertos for Persian, Korean, and Japanese instruments on March 10, 2006 at Jordan Hall. Full Release
BMOP Presents 8th Annual Celebration of Boston Composers
Boston, MA (January 10, 2006) — The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), under artistic director and conductor Gil Rose, presents its 8th annual "Boston ConNECtion" concert on Saturday, January 21. BMOP is one of the few professional orchestras in the United States dedicated exclusively to performing and recording music of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Since its founding in 1996, BMOP has programmed 46 concerts of contemporary orchestral music, including 37 world premiere performances, released ten world premiere recordings, and won eight ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming. Full Release
BMOP returns to Club Cafe's Moonshine Room for its innovative Club Concert series
Boston, MA (November 22, 2005) — The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), under artistic director and conductor Gil Rose, returns to the Moonshine Room at Club Café this year for three cabaret-style performances of new music. Full Release
BMOP Performs North American Premiere of Louis Andriessen's Trilogy of the Last Day
Boston, MA (September 29, 2005) — The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), under artistic director and conductor Gil Rose, begins its 2005-2006 concert season with the North American premiere of Louis Andriessen's Trilogy of the Last Day. BMOP is one of the few professional orchestras in the United States dedicated exclusively to performing and recording music of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Since its founding in 1996, BMOP has programmed 46 concerts of contemporary orchestral music, released ten world premiere recordings, and won eight ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming. Full Release
BMOP Releases 10th World Premiere CD - Stephen Paulus: The Five Senses
Boston, MA (August 29, 2005) — The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), under artistic director and conductor Gil Rose, is pleased to announce the release of the world premiere recording Stephen Paulus: The Five Senses, featuring Janet Bookspan, narrator, on Arsis Audio. This release marks the tenth CD from the Boston Modern Orchestra Project in less than three years. "BMOP's recordings have become an important part of the organization and it's very exciting to be releasing our tenth CD," comments Rose. Full Release
BMOP opens its season with the North American premiere of Louis Andriessen's Trilogy of the Last Day
Boston, MA (July 20, 2005) — The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), under artistic director and conductor Gil Rose, is one of the few professional orchestras in the United States dedicated exclusively to performing and recording music of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Since its founding in 1996, BMOP has programmed 46 concerts of contemporary orchestral music, released ten world premiere recordings, and won eight ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming. Full Release
BMOP Presented with Eighth ASCAP Award
Boston, MA (May 12, 2005) — The Boston Modern Orchestra Project, under Artistic Director Gil Rose, has been honored with an Award for Programming of Contemporary Music, offered by the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) and the American Symphony Orchestra League. The awards will be presented on Friday, June 17, 2005 at the ASOL's 60th National Conference in Washington, DC. The Awards for Adventurous Programming, initiated by ASCAP in 1959, recognize American orchestras whose programs demonstrate a strong commitment to the works of contemporary composers. Full Release
BMOP releases ninth world premiere recording, Banana/Dump Truck: Music of Steven Mackey
Boston, MA (April 5, 2005) — The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), under artistic director and conductor Gil Rose, is pleased to announce the release of the world premiere recording, Banana/Dump Truck: Music of Steven Mackey on Albany Records. This release is the ninth by the Boston Modern Orchestra Project in just over two years. Full Release
BMOP announces the Arsis Audio release of Bernard Rands's "Canti Trilogy"
Boston, MA (October 11, 2004) — The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), under Artistic Director and Conductor Gil Rose, is pleased to announce the Arsis Audio release of the world premiere recording of the complete Canti Trilogy by renowned composer Bernard Rands. This is the eighth commercial recording BMOP has released in the last two years. The ensemble is one of the few professional orchestras in the country dedicated exclusively to performing and recording music of the 20th and 21st centuries. Full Release
BMOP: The Music of Bernard Rands at the Festival of New American Music
Boston, MA (September 28, 2004) — The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) will celebrate renowned composer Bernard Rands's 70th birthday with a free performance of his Canti Trilogy at 8pm on November 5, 2004 as part of the 27th annual Festival of New American Music (FENAM) at California State University, Sacramento (CSUS). The concert also marks the Arsis Audio release of BMOP's world premiere recording of Canti Trilogy. BMOP is one of the few professional orchestras in the country dedicated exclusively to performing and recording music of the 20th and 21st centuries. Full Release
Volunteer for BMOP
Boston, MA (August 9, 2004) — BMOP has a small staff and a big agenda. Volunteering your time and expertise is a way to help BMOP, get an insider's look at this unique organization, and receive volunteer benefits. We realize that not everyone interested in volunteering can make the same type of commitment. In order to accommodate volunteers' different needs and schedules, BMOP is offering three ways to donate your time—through the Student Network, by becoming an intern, or by signing up for the Volunteer Call List. BMOP Student Network Full Release