Jazz Pianist Anthony Davis to Perform with Boston Modern Orchestra Project
(Published: October 01, 2007)
Hope all is well. I have another possible November news bit (see below) regarding the Boston Modern Orchestra Project’s season opening concert.
For future 07-08 feature stories, consider profiling the Boston Modern Orchestra Project. Its revenue has doubled the past three years; it is launching its own recording label BMOP Sound in Jan. 2008 with the release of five new albums, and BMOP is considered the “one stop shop” for composers where BMOP 1) performs/commissions, 2) records, and 3) tours a composer’s work.
Let me know if you’d like more details about BMOP’s ongoing efforts to reach the younger audience with the addition of its new board members, and affiliations, and how and why BMOP is envied by other orchestras for its unique record label.
Boston Modern Orchestra Project Launches its 11th Season with Re-Inventions: Glorious and Subversive Music for Keyboards
Featuring Guest Pianists including Jazz Artist Anthony Davis
The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), the nation’s leading orchestra dedicated exclusively to performing, commissioning, and recording new music of the 21st century, spearheads its premiere-packed, cutting-edge season with Re-Inventions: Glorious and Subversive Music for Keyboards at Jordan Hall (30 Gainsborough Street), on Friday, November 2nd @ 8:00pm. The kaleidoscopic mix of piano concerti includes: a special appearance by composer/pianist Anthony Davis performing his own piece Wayang V; the world premieres of Piano Concerto by David Rakowski and Chamber Concerto #3 by Elliott Schwartz; and the U.S. premiere of Side by Side by Michael Colgrass. This concert is made possible in part by M. Steinert and Sons and the Gregory E. Bulger Foundation.
Bringing rhythmic improvisational piano solos to the program is Anthony Davis’s Wayang V (1984). Davis is an internationally known composer and pianist known for his virtuoso performances as a soloist. Wayang V is one of a number of his compositions inspired by the Balinese Gamelan; each of his Wayang pieces employs polyrhythmic repetition and improvisation. According to Davis, improvisation has always been central to his aesthetic conception. “Improvisation is a revolutionary idea which allows for the creativity of the performer within a dynamic musical structure.” Wayang V premiered with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, was performed and recorded by the Kansas City Symphony Orchestra in 1988, and premiered in Boston in 2002 with BMOP.
What: Boston Modern Orchestra Project’s Re-Inventions: New Concertos for Keyboards
When: Friday, November 2nd @ 8:00pm. FREE Pre-Concert Discussion @ 7:00pm.
Where: Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston. Train E to Symphony stop.
How: General Tickets $48, $35, $25, and $10. Students 50% off General Ticket price (except $10). Contact BMOP at 617.363.0396, or visit http://www.bmop.org.
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More Information: http://www.bmop.org
Submitted By: AMT Public Relations