Boston ConNECtion: Celebrating BMOP's 10th season at NEC

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Friday, January 25, 2008 | 8:00pm
Program Notes hosted by the evening's composers at 7:00pm
Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory
Osnat Netzer Common Ground (2007)*
Ezra Sims Concert Piece II (2005)**
Amy Advocat, clarinet
William Bolcom Violin Concerto in D (1983)
Byron Hitchcock, violin***
Michael Gandolfi Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra (2007)
Leon Kirchner Toccata for Strings, Solo Winds, and Percussion (1955)

*Score selected from the annual BMOP/NEC composition contest,
World Premiere
**World Premiere
***Winner of the annual BMOP/NEC concerto competition

Gil Rose, conductor

News and Press

[Concert Review] Country for old men
BMOP has become so popular, you have to look hard in the program to find its full name: Boston Modern Orchestra Project. Founder Gil Rose and his outstanding ensemble celebrated their 10th season at the New England Conservatory on Friday with their annual concert devoted to Boston composers. An enthusiastic and diverse audience (diverse especially in age) cheered, whistled, and hooted its approval for pieces, including two world premieres, by five composers also diverse in age. All the pieces were lively and (unlike Gerontius) fun.
Full review
[Concert Review] BMOP explores many faces of modern music
Friday's wide-ranging Boston Modern Orchestra Project concert demonstrated how unhelpfully vague the umbrella term "modern music" can be. Some New England Conservatory link was the only correspondence among the disparate works, gathered under the title "Boston ConNECtion" (and performed under Jordan Hall's architecturally ill-mannered "New England Conservatory" signboard, which continues to intrude on the season's concert experience like a dinner-time telemarketer).
The Boston Globe Full review