Concertos for Indigenous Instruments

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Friday, March 10, 2006 | 8:00pm
Program Notes at 7:00pm
Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory
Reza Vali Toward that Endless Plain Concerto for Persian Ney and Orchestra (2005)*
Jin Hi Kim Eternal Rock II for Korean barrel drum set and orchestra (2006)*
Gerry Hemingway, percussion
Henry Cowell Concerto No. 1 for Koto and Orchestra (1962)
Tan Dun Yi° (2002) Concerto for Orchestra

*World Premiere commissioned by BMOP

Gil Rose, conductor

News and Press

[Concert Review] BMOP looks East for fascinating program
To write a concerto for an indigenous instrument may be an obvious way to create a multicultural piece, but it is not the easiest. Most folk instruments don't have the power to compete with an orchestra, although electronics can help; most also involve tunings that can't mesh with the compromises of the well-tempered Western scale.
The Boston Globe Full review