If experiencing newly commissioned orchestral works from contemporary composers is your bag, look no further than the Boston Modern Orchestra Project. Now in its 14th year of existence, the Gil Rose-directed outfit has carved an impressive niche, having performed over 70 world premieres (thirty of them commissioned) and started its own record label BMOP/sound.
While providing audiences with opportunities to become acquainted with the works of rising contemporary composers like Thomas Adès, Lisa Bielawa, Bright Sheng, and Evan Ziporyn, BMOP have also been vital interpreters of 20th century titans like Elliott Carter, John Cage, Toru Takemitsu, Paul Hindemith, Charles Ives, Steve Reich and countless others. BMOP has won the ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming of Orchestral Music ten times, and is clearly at the forefront of contemporary classical music today.
Boston Modern Orchestra Project Information
- Venues: Distler Performance Hall, Tufts University at the Perry and Marty Granoff Music Center, 20 Talbot Avenue, Medford; Moonshine Room Club Café, 209 Columbus Avenue, Boston; Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory, 30 Gainsborough St., Boston
- Public Transportation: Distler Performance Hall is a 15 minute walk from the subway Red Line and several busses at the Davis Station; Moonshine Room Club Café is a 5 minute walk from the subway Orange Line and the 10, 39, 170 busses at the Back Bay Station; Jordan Hall is a 2 minute walk from the subway Green Line at the Symphony Station, a 4 minute walk from the Orange Line at the Massachusetts Ave. Station, and near several busses
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good
- Performances/Programs: Approximately 15 per season
- Ticket Prices: Florestan concerts $18; BMOP concerts $30; Combination ticket (two concerts on the same day) $40. Students w/ID and seniors receive a 50% discount
- Subscriptions: Subscribers save 10% on Jordan Hall tickets, receive priority seating, ticket exchanges, and ongoing partnering organizations
- Membership: Basic annual membership/donor fee range from $50–$999. All members receive a periodic e-mail newsletter featuring articles and advance notice of special events
- Other Benefits: Conductor’s Circle donors ($1,000–$25,000+) receive customized benefits tailored to their interests, including sponsoring artists, commissioning new works, and funding recording projects.