BMOP's annual portrait concert features the music of the 2020 NEC Malcolm Peyton Composer Artist-in-Residence Joseph Schwantner. Featuring the Boston premiere of his Percussion Concerto #2: Concerto for Percussion Section, Timpani, & Orchestra, concerto competition winner violinist Ilana Zaks performing Angelfire, and his Pulitzer Prize-winning Aftertones of Infinity. BMOP-NEC Composition Competition winner Lavell Blackwell's Effleurage opens the concert.
Gil Rose and BMOP/sound win a GRAMMY® Award for Tobias Picker: Fantastic Mr. Fox!
Immerse yourself in new music from BMOP/sound and composer David Felder on the first release of 2020: Les Quatre Temps Cardinaux. Taking its title from a poem by René Daumal, translated as "The Four Cardinal Times", and incorporating works from Daumal and three other poets, Felder's large-scale song cycle is composed for 40 musicians, two solo voices, and 12 channels of surround-sound electronics. Soloists Laura Aikin and Ethan Herschenfeld join BMOP for this sophisticated electro-acoustic work.
Steven Mackey: Time Release is the composer's second BMOP/sound CD, featuring percussionist Colin Currie on the title track. The rest of the disc explores the coexistence of marine life and city life on Urban Ocean; "Shadow Chords" in Tonic; and Latin clave rhythms in Turn the Key.