May 1, 2023

Rave Reviews on BMOP's Carnegie Hall Concert

On Saturday, April 15, 2023, BMOP performed three New York premieres of works by composers Lisa Bielawa, Lei Liang, and Andrew Norman as part of the orchestra's quarter-century celebration. The concert, entitled 'Play It Again,' received rave acclaim from The New York Times and ConcertoNet, all below:

“Reviews of classical music concerts generally serve two purposes: Those who went can compare their observations with those of critics, and those who didn’t... You missed out on some of the finest orchestral playing heard in the city this year.” – Seth Colter Walls, The New York Times

“Mr. Rose managed to tame his orchestra. Not tame as chasten. But tame like a whip‑lashing tiger‑tamer who knows–as did these three composers–that beneath the surface of life and music is both radiance and rage.” – Harry Rollick, Concerto Net