“I have always been a fan of horror movies, and I’m sure that was part of the attraction to me.”
Boston Modern Orchestra Project
The BMOP’s opening concert featured the group succeeding at an important part of its mission: to perform unfairly overlooked American music.
In the six years I’ve now been reviewing for the Fuse, I can honestly say that the 2016-17 season looks to be one of the liveliest in recent memory.
The upcoming season is a remarkably robust one in terms of the variety of offerings and the quality (and number) of participating ensembles.
Of course, it’s a tricky business to summarize a classical music scene as busy and wide as Boston’s.
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.
It looks to be as rich, intense, and, hopefully, rewarding a season as we’ve seen in recent memory.
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.
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.
The orchestral playing, a couple moments of questionable intonation notwithstanding, was commanding and, at times, exhilarating.