Boston Modern Orchestra Project Coupons and Deals
[u'"Four Saints in Three Acts" by Virgil Thomson, is an operatic collaboration between Thomson and librettist Gertrude Stein. Gil Rose will lead Boston Modern Orchestra Project for this concert performance in Jordan Hall on November 16 at 8 p.m.', u"Boston Modern Orchestra Project's Website", u'reconstitute']
Why You Should Go: Music has always had a way of representing generations through the centuries, from jazz crooners to real rock and rollers. The Boston Modern Orchestra Project understands just that, and continues to produce shows for all of the Generation X's out there with their Gen OrcXstrated. Performances: $30 for a ticekt to Gen OrcXstrated, Section A on Fri, May 17 at 8pm ($50 value) $24 for a ticekt to Gen OrcXstrated, Section B on Fri, May 17 at 8pm ($40 value) $18 for a ticekt to Gen OrcXstrated, Section C on Fri, May 17 at 8pm ($30 value) $12 for a ticekt to Gen OrcXstrated, Section D on Fri, May 17 at 8pm ($20 value) The Show: In the moving season finale, BMOP exhibits pieces by composers Mason Bates, Huang Ruo and a world premiere by Andrew Norma. The virtuousity, risk-averse music style and instrumental adventurousness will remind you what it feels like to hear the music of your generation.
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