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August 25, 2014 — How did composers react to the violence of The First World War? In the last show in our series on the Great War, we’re listening to the sounds that emerged from its ashes. In Vienna concert halls and New York jazz clubs, from Maurice Ravel’s piano elegies to Igor Stravinsky’s explosive symphonies, we’re coursing through the composers who defined a modern era, reacting to the terrible violence of total warfare through art.
Open Source Full interview
August 1, 2014 — ...we have a fascinating dichotomy here, a piece composed by a white expatriate American premiered by an all-African-American orchestra in the composer's native land. View full review
American Record Guide Full review
July 8, 2014 — Of all the contemporary jazz artists who have crossed-over to classical orchestral music and other large-scale forms, Anthony Davis is certainly among the most prominent, with multiple compositions, performances and albums going back decades. He also is one of the most original, with a style of his very own. I consider him among a small handful of the very best jazz composers working in classical configurations.
Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review Full review
June 14, 2014 — Lee Hyla, an American composer whose work marries the formal rigor of classical music with the driving energy of rock and the improvisational abandon of jazz, died on June 6 in Chicago. He was 61. His death, from complications of pneumonia, was announced by Northwestern University, where he held the Harry N. and Ruth F. Wyatt chair in music theory and composition.
The New York Times Full coverage

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Boston, MA (April 16, 2014) — Download PDF When: Friday, May 16 @ 8:00 p.m. (free pre-concert talk @ 7:00 p.m.) Where: Jordan Hall (30 Gainsborough Street), Boston, T: Symphony/Mass Ave. Tickets: General $20 - $50/Students $10. To reserve seats now, contact BMOP at or 781.324.0396. Starting April 18, tickets are also available through the Jordan Hall Box Office at 617.585.1260, in person, or at Full Release
Boston, MA (November 22, 2013) — The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), affiliate orchestra for new music at New England Conservatory, will join NEC in sponsoring the 2014 Concerto Competition for works written after 1963. Provisions: The competition will be held on January 21, 2014, from 11am to 1pm in room 124 of the Jordan Hall building. The competition will consist of one round. Eligibility: The competition is open to any full-time NEC student, instrumental or vocal, who is enrolled for the 2013/2014 academic year. Full Release
Boston, MA (April 2, 2013) — For immediate release: March 29, 2013 • Degree Bestowed at Boston Modern Orchestra Project Concert, April 14 • Performances by [nec] shivaree, BMOP • Knussen Will Give Lecture, Work with NEC composition Students in Two Masterclasses Full Release
Dallas, TX (June 8, 2012) — 24 American orchestras will be recognized with 2011-12 ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming today at the League of American Orchestras' 67th Annual Conference in Dallas. ASCAP and the League present the awards each year to orchestras of all sizes for programs that challenge the audience, build the repertoire, and increase interest in music of our time. Approximately $700,000 has been bestowed on orchestras since the awards were established in 1947. Below is a complete list of this year's winners. 2011-12 ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming Full Release