September 7, 2023

Gil Rose joins Athlone Artists

Athlone Artists is delighted to welcome trailblazing conductor Gil Rose to its roster. Praised as “amazingly versatile” (The Boston Globe) with “a sense of style and sophistication” (Opera News), Gil is a global leader in American contemporary music; a scholar known for unearthing and resurrecting worthy works in the orchestral and operatic literature. Gil founded the performing and recording ensemble the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), who “bring an endlessly curious and almost archaeological mind to programming…with each concert, each recording, an essential step in a better direction” (The New York Times); as well as Odyssey Opera, described by The New York Times as “bold and intriguing” and “one of the East Coast’s most interesting opera companies.” Beyond Boston, Gil Rose enjoys a busy schedule as a guest conductor, and his record label, the GRAMMY® award winning BMOP/sound, has released over 90 recordings since its founding in 2008.

Gil was profiled in the latest issue of Opera News, where Elinor Hitt wrote of him, “Rose has transformed Boston into a home for the operatic avant-garde. He is a scrupulous and eccentric curator, a risk-taker and a leader in contemporary opera and classical music in America.”

Miguel Rodríguez, President and Founder of Athlone Artists, has known Gil since his early days in Boston, where the young conductor moved in 1994. The two worked with Opera Boston and have maintained a close connection ever since. Miguel has seen Gil amass an impressive list of musical accomplishments, from establishing a successful orchestra, opera company, and record label; to working as an educator and performing as a guest conductor on the global stage with companies like the Tanglewood Opera Orchestra, the Netherlands Radio Symphony, the American Composers Orchestra, the National Symphony of Ukraine, the Matsumoto Festival of Japan, the New York City Opera, and the Juilliard Symphony. “When you’re doing American Opera,” says Miguel, “Gil Rose is the person you want on the podium.”

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