Sunday, March 6, 2011 | 7:00pm
Program Notes hosted by The Score Board at 6:00pm
William Bolcom Commedia (1971)
Sojourner Hodges Full Fathom Five (2009)*
Michael Gandolfi Garden of the Senses Suite (2007)
Kati Agócs treasure hidden in a field (2009)
William Bolcom Symphony No. 3 (1979)

*Winner of the annual BMOP/NEC Composition Contest

Gil Rose, conductor

In celebration of its 14th anniversary as Affiliate Orchestra for New Music at New England Conservatory, BMOP showcases music by William Bolcom, Kati Agócs, and Michael Gandolfi.

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News and Press

[Concert Review] Bolcom, BMOP, and the graceful ghost of Ligeti

I’m late with my thoughts on the Boston Modern Orchestra Project‘s “Bolcom with BMOP” evening last Sunday. Which may have something to do with the fact that I was slightly, but not entirely, disappointed by the program. I was drawn to the concert because I’m a fan of its eponymous star, the distinguished American composer William Bolcom - or at least I’m a huge fan (like many people) of his piano and vocal music (a favorite selection, “The Poltergeist,” above).

The Hub Full review
[News Coverage] Is language music? Sightreading Kirzinger's program notes

“When writing a score, there’s got to be something that you can do that will not just be a nice honor to the play, or the book, or the film you’re dealing with, but some aspect that maybe can explore something that the play just couldn’t do. Once I know what the first page [of music] is, then the rest will come.”
— William Bolcom

The Boston Modern Orchestra Project Bolcom w/ BMOP program last night was exceptionally good. A thread held in common by each of the works was their concern for spirituality, for Time, and for how we experience our short lives and the lives of those we love.

Chamber Music Today Full review