Above all, Joan Tower’s music doesn’t waste your time.
Concert Review: Boston Modern Orchestra Project’s “Glass Works”
It was a treat to experience Philip Glass’s orchestral music live and in-person.
Concert Review: Boston Modern Orchestra Project’s “American Masters”
The BMOP’s opening concert featured the group succeeding at an important part of its mission: to perform unfairly overlooked American music.
Concert Review: Odyssey Opera’s Inspired Production of Dvořák’s “Dimitrij”
For my money, the biggest star on Friday night turned out to be none other than Antonin Dvořák.
Music Interview: Preview/Interview with Gil Rose on Odyssey Opera’s “Dmitrij”
“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.”
Commentary/CD Reviews: Recent Symphonic Recordings From Boston Orchestras
A series of new and recent recordings by Boston orchestras demonstrate that, in the right hands, symphonic music since 1945 remains alive and well, still powerful, fresh, and vibrant.
Music Commentary: Notable Classical Performances of 2014
It’s fun to recall what’s been played locally since January and be reminded just how rich the greater Boston area’s classical music scene really is.
Concert Review: Boston Modern Orchestra Project’s Surround Sound at Jordan Hall
The orchestral playing, a couple moments of questionable intonation notwithstanding, was commanding and, at times, exhilarating.
Concert Review: BMOP Presents “A Fine Centennial” at Jordan Hall
While 1962’s Symphony owes a clear debt to Stravinsky and Britten (especially its last movement), it sounds like nobody but Irving Fine. This is a score that orchestras ought to be lining up to play.
CD Reviews: BMOP plays Babbitt and Antheil (BMOP/Sound), and Chris Wild’s Abhanden (Navona Records)
Snappy new recordings of the music of Milton Babbitt and George Antheil from the Boston Modern Orchestra Project while cellist Christ Wild’s disc offers a fascinating journey through some richly diverse musical soundscapes.