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pApollo’s Fire features works by Nikos Skalkottas, Igor Stravinsky, Elliott Carter and Lewis Spratlan./p pNikos Skalkottas (1904-1949) is a leading figure in Greek music (with Manolis Kalomiris [1883-1962], the founder of a 'modernist national school'). Skalkottas and Dimitri Mitropoulos--later to establish himself as a world-renowned conductor--were the first Greek composers to adopt atonality and the twelve-tone method in the 1920s. Skalkottas also explored 20th-century tonal idioms./p pIgor Stravinsky (1882-1971) is often considered something of a revolutionary, in part based on the riotous reception of his ballet The Rite of Spring. Stravinsky's career, however, suggests more evolution than revolution. Perhaps no other composer in this century -- or any -- has written in such a variety of styles. And it is the unique genius of Stravinsky that his musical personality is detectable in each of these styles./p pElliot Carter has been one of the prime innovators of 20th-century music. The challenges of works such as the Variations for Orchestra, Symphony of Three Orchestras, and the concertos and string quartets are richly rewarding./p pLewis Spratlan, winner of the 2000 Pulitzer Prize in music for his opera Life is a Dream (Act II, concert version), is a widely performed and much honored composer. Often praised for his music's high dramatic impact and brilliant scoring, Spratlan is the recipient of grants and awards from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts, among many. A native of Miami, he studied with Mel Powell and Gunther Schuller at Yale, and has taught and conducted at Tanglewood, The Yale Summer School of Music and Art, and Amherst College, where he was on the faculty from 1970 until his retirement in 2006./p
The soothing sounds of T-Pain's autotuned raps and Katy Perry's bubble gum pop may be catchy, but they're also bordering on unavoidable. For a musical experience a bit more refined and a lot harder to find, enjoy the Boston Modern Orchestra Project's "Strange Bedfellows: Unexpected Concertos." Choose tickets from two great seating sections: $26 for Level A ($52 value) $20 for Level B ($40 value) Lauded by The New York Times and widely recognized as the nation’s premier orchestra dedicated exclusively to commissioning, performing, and recording new orchestral music, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) has been wowing concertgoers with dynamic, contemporary, orchestral shows since 1996. Featuring performances by Dalit Warshaw playing theremin, electric guitarist Seth Josel and Grammy-nominated Avi Avital playing mandolin, "Strange Bedfellows: Unexpected Concertos" promises to be no exception.
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