John Corigliano’s take on goodbyes is, if not exactly bitter, then full of sorrow: few happy memories to be had here.
Above all, Joan Tower’s music doesn’t waste your time.
Saturday’s performance ranked among Odyssey Opera’s finest and most artistically satisfying undertakings.
It was a treat to experience Philip Glass’s orchestral music live and in-person.
BMOP releases a fitting, moving tribute to a giant of contemporary music; Johannes Moser turns in a sweeping performance of Elgar’s Cello Concerto.
“I have always been a fan of horror movies, and I’m sure that was part of the attraction to me.”
The BMOP’s opening concert featured the group succeeding at an important part of its mission: to perform unfairly overlooked American music.
For my money, the biggest star on Friday night turned out to be none other than Antonin Dvořák.
“Would I love to do these big operas in Symphony Hall? Yes. When I feel like I’ve got two-thousand people to attend, I’ll move over to Symphony Hall.”
As a composer, Gunther Schuller’s legacy is complex and has yet to be settled. Sorting through it all will constitute a great, welcome adventure.