(c) Ruth Orkin, Irving Fine Collection, Library of Congress, Music Division

Andrew Norman: Play was supported by New Music USA.

BMOP's original logo, 1996-1997

"With deliberate gestures, Rose conjured fine playing from the orchestra, the musicians laying a sturdy frame of accompaniment."

Gil Rose, conductor

In 1996, Gil Rose set out to restore a widening disconnect between contemporary audiences and contemporary music. Today BMOP remains dedicated to its mission and is the leading orchestra for commissioning, performing, and recording modern orchestral music.


“We didn’t know how much we needed BMOP until they appeared. Now we do. It is important for all of us who care about music to turn up the heat, and ensure its future.”
— John Harbison

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