Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) Radio
Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) Radio:
BMOP Radio is Boston Modern Orchestra Project’s online radio station. BMOP Radio features a mix of classical music, jazz, and world music performed by Boston Modern Orchestra Project musicians. The Boston Modern Orchestra Project was founded in 1972 to bring more contemporary American orchestral works to the Boston area. Today it has grown into one of the most respected orchestras in America with an international reputation for commissioning new work from both established masters and today’s most innovative composers such as John Adams, Steve Reich, Philip Glass, Christopher Rouse, and Aaron Jay Kernis, just to name a few.
Boston Modern Orchestra Project has played at prestigious venues as Boston’s Symphony Hall and Carnegie Hall in New York City. Boston Modern Orchestra Project is committed to making music accessible for all audiences, whether through the regular concert season or special events throughout Boston like their annual free Memorial Day Concert on the Boston Common.
BMOP Radio’s mission is to provide listeners with a mix of classical, jazz, world music performed by BMOP musicians who live from different cities around the globe when they are not acting in Boston. This often includes national and international broadcasts that promote contemporary American orchestral works that often get overlooked due to an audience’s preference for traditional European symphonic repertoire. The goal of these National Broadcasts is for listening audiences to become familiar with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project’s wide range of repertoire and for the musicians themselves to experience new music in a live setting.
BMOP Radio also features one-of-a-kind concerts that are not available anywhere else online or on broadcast radio, such as Boston’s Symphony Hall performance of John Adams’ “Scheherazade.” This concert was extraordinary because it marked both the 30th anniversary since its world premiere by Leonard Bernstein (with Boston Symphony Orchestra) and BMOP’s 20th Anniversary season.
Since then, Boston Modern Orchestra Project has commissioned several works from internationally known composers like Steve Reich, who composed his first work written expressly for orchestra called “The Cave”, especially for BMOP, which Boston Globe music critic Richard Dyer called “a major work by a major artist.
” Boston Modern Orchestra Project also has its record label, BMOP/sound, which features over sixty titles of recorded works that have been performed live before Boston audiences and are now available for purchase online or through local retailers like Newbury Comics throughout the Boston area.
Radio Contact Info:
Address: 1913 Barry Street, Suite B Oxford, AL 36203-2319
Phone: 256-741-6000 / 800-709-9270