Friday, November 2, 2007 | 8:00pm
Program Notes hosted by Lisa Bielawa, Composer in Residence at 7:00pm
Elliott Schwartz Chamber Concerto III: Another View (1977, rev. 2007)*
Anthony Davis Wayang V (1984)
Michael Colgrass Side by Side (2007)**
Joanne Kong, harpsichord and piano
David Rakowski Piano Concerto (2007)*
Marilyn Nonken, piano and toy piano

*World Premiere
**Second World Premiere

Gil Rose, conductor

This concert is co-sponsored by M. Steinert & Sons and the Gregory E. Bulger Foundation.

This concert is also funded in part by a grant from the New England Foundation for the Arts and the Creative Connections program of Meet the Composer, Inc., with additional support from Argosy Foundation, the six New England state arts agencies, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Side by Side was commissioned by BMOP, the Esprit Orchestra, and the Richmond Symphony with additional support from the following donors: Diane Byington, Robert C. Cosgrove, Norwood H. Davis Jr., Joe Doms, H. C. Du, Jack M. Enoch Jr., Marilyn Gilbert, Robert C. Goodman Jr. and Virginia S. Goodman, W. Austin Ligon, Julie Lo, Gerald Morgan Jr., Organization of Chinese Americans, Central Virginia Chapter, Richard and Elizabeth Perelli, Douglas J. Richards, Victor and Pamela Richardson, and James Emerson Tashjian-Brown, in the memory of Mary Ellen Lynch Brown.

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[Concert Review] A primer on reinventing the concerto

“Re-Inventions,” the opening concert of the Boston Modern Orchestra Project’s 11th season, promised “glorious and subversive music for keyboards.” While none of the four pieces heard Friday night fully lived up to either adjective, they did present individual and strikingly resourceful ideas on how the concerto, a timeworn musical form, could be reimagined for the present.

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