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June 10, 2024

WBUR

14 albums by New England musicians to listen to this summer

In 2008, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project launched a series of recordings to help expose and preserve the works of 20th and 21st-century composers. Now BMOP is celebrating its 100th release with the works of John Alden Carpenter, spanning compositions he wrote for ballets between 1917 and 1940, including “Krazy Kat” and “Skyscrapers,” recorded at Boston’s Jordan Hall and Worcester’s Mechanics Hall. The exact release date hasn’t been announced, but it is expected to be in late June or July. BMOP is also releasing recording 99, Vijay Iyer’s “Trouble,” on June 11.

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June 6, 2024

VAN Magazine

Reacting in a Continuum: An interview with conductor Gil Rose

On July 12, the label BMOP/sound of the Boston Modern Orchestra Project will release its 100th recording. BMOP—pronounced “BE-mop”—was founded in 1996 by conductor Gil Rose, and has since filled an essential gap in Boston’s classical music scene, performing new and new-ish music between the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s rarified renditions of canonical repertoire, new-music gigs in college auditoriums, and Groupmuse.

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April 5, 2024

WBUR

Edgar Allan Poe's final woes revived in a forgotten opera

He chose Poe as a subject because he wanted to shed light on the first internationally famous American artist, Rose said. The opera’s last U.S. performance was in the 1990s, making it perfect fodder for the Boston Modern Orchestra Project and Odyssey Opera. Rose founded both groups with a mission: to resurrect and preserve neglected musical works.

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December 1, 2023

Textura

Five Questions with Gil Rose

Rose has earned the trailblazer and innovator labels regularly applied to him and recently gave time to Textura to talk about the BMOP catalogue, his incredible work ethic, and other matters.

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July 12, 2023

National Endowment of the Arts

Gil Rose

In this podcast, Gil Rose shares his motivation behind starting BMOP( which is celebrating its 25th anniversary) and his desire to create a musically interesting and worthwhile project focused on contemporary music and focused on the dynamic between composers, performers, and the audience.

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February 6, 2023

The Arts Fuse

Music Commentary: The Place Between “Classical” and “Jazz” Becomes a Destination

"The Boston Modern Orchestra Project inaugurates a series of operas by composers of color with Anthony Davis’s X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X, which includes notable improvised solos by trombonist David Harris, a member of the Jazz Composers Alliance."

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December 6, 2022

Musical America

The MA 30 Professionals of the Year: The Resilient Warriors

The 2022 Top Professionals of the Year dealt with the pandemic and its aftereffects on the performing arts through game-changing innovation or endless toil, or both.

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November 21, 2022

The Boston Globe

Artists and orgs with Boston ties make big showing in Grammy noms

Local artists are represented in several of this year's 91 categories, particularly in the field of classical music.

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October 2, 2022

The New York Times

Gil & BMOP's Lukas Foss recording in the New York Times

Eight Ways of Looking at a Singular ComposerLukas Foss would have turned 100 this year. Here is a selection of key works from a long and varied (and now largely overlooked) career.

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February 21, 2022

The Boston Globe

A DECADENT 25TH BIRTHDAY FOR THE BOSTON MODERN ORCHESTRA PROJECT

Our world has never been louder. The screeches and honks of traffic, the deafening roars of jet turbines and rapid-fire staccato of jackhammers, and our headphones and speakers turned up to maximum volume to block it all out: in every area of life, there is an unprecedented variety of loud noises. In other words, there’s a lot of competition for the not-so-humble pipe organ, which before the Industrial Revolution held the twofold titles of humanity’s most complex machine and the loudest sound many Europeans could expect to hear within their lifetimes.

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February 20, 2022

The New York Times

Scrappy and Invaluable, a Unique Music Ensemble Returns

BOSTON — It has been a theme of this troubled time: If the pandemic has ruined your big birthday party, simply celebrate a year (or two) later. The Boston Modern Orchestra Project — BMOP, universally — turned 25 last April. But this unique, invaluable ensemble, which under its founding conductor Gil Rose offers performances and crucial recordings of contemporary scores and long-ignored, often American music from the past 100 years, only got the chance to make merry earlier on Friday, with a sprawling free concert here at Symphony Hall.

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January 29, 2008

Artistic Director Gil Rose, presented with Columbia University’s Alice M. Ditson Conductor’s Award prior to the concert, led notably crisp, articulate performances; the ensemble’s lean clarity ideally matched each divergent course.
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