Richard Pittman formed Boston Musica Viva (BMV) in 1969, before “new music” compositions had made serious headway in the performance repertoires of classical music ensembles. As leading trailblazers in the presentation of new works (particularly in Boston), BMV has played over 590 pieces by 244 different composers—169 of them were world premieres.
BMV performs four concerts in Boston each season. The ensemble strives to present one at least one premiere each concert; these works range from children’s pieces to opera and chamber music. With student tickets at $10 a pop, young “new music” aficionados have no good excuse to miss this ensemble.
Boston Musica Viva Information
- Other Venues: In addition to four-concert season in Boston, performances have also been presented at numerous venues throughout the U.S. and the world
- Public Transportation: Good. Accessible by ‘T’ subway (green line to Boston University) and public bus (routes 57 & 193)
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good
- Performances/Programs: Four concerts of different programs per season, including BMV’s annual Family Concert
- Ticket Prices: Regular price $30, Seniors/WGBH members $25, Students $10.