Blizzard Voices

Thursday, March 5, 2015 | 8:00pm
Pre-concert talk one hour prior to concert
Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory
John Harbison Concerto for Bass Viol
Paul Moravec The Blizzard Voices
Emily Pulley, soprano
Deborah Selig, soprano
Erica Brookhyser, mezzo-soprano
David Kravitz, baritone
David Cushing, bass-baritone

*winner of the BMOP-NEC Composition Competition

Gil Rose, conductor

Free admission to this concert is made possible by a generous donation from the Gregory E. Bulger Foundation.

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News and Press

[Concert Review] Moravec’s stunning “Blizzard Voices” receives powerful premiere from BMOP
Disastrous winters live long in historical memory. For example, there is the blizzard that hit the Great Plains in January of 1888, which caught many who lived in the Midwestern territories unawares. Known as the Children’s Blizzard, the storm trapped students and teachers in their one-room schoolhouses where they remained for days. Many who ventured out into the storm succumbed to frostbite. Others froze to death. In conservative estimates, several hundred people died.
Boston Classical Review Full review