Boston ConNECtion

Friday, March 28, 2014 | 8:00pm
Pre-concert talk hosted by The Score Board at 7:00pm
Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory
Binna Kim Accumulated Traces (2013)*
Donald Crockett Blue Earth (2002)
Lei Liang Xiaoxiang, Concerto for Saxophone and Orchestra (2009)**
Chien-Kwan Lin, alto saxophone
Steven Stucky Concerto for Orchestra (1987)

*Winner of the 2013-14 BMOP/NEC Composition Competition
**U.S. premiere

Gil Rose, conductor

News and Press

[Concert Review] BMOP's connections elucidated
Boston Modern Orchestra Project’s 15th annual “Boston ConNECtion” concert at Jordan Hall on March 28th was, as you can adduce by reading BMInt’s interview with composer Donald Crockett here, is a bit of a stretch programmatically, as only two of the four composers whose works were presented (the two youngest, as it happened) have or had anything like a significant association with New England Conservatory, and only one of them currently resides in the area.
The Boston Musical Intelligencer Full review
[Concert Review] BMOP offers a riveting, rhapsodic Lei Liang premiere
During China’s Cultural Revolution, one of the world’s oldest civilizations tore itself apart. The estimated 70 million deaths that resulted have touched the lives of just about everyone in the country and many around the world. One story from China’s remote Xiaoxiang region tells of a widow who avenges the death of her husband by tormenting his killer, a local communist official. Devoid of any legal means of seeking justice, she sat in the forest behind the official’s house every night for months and wailed like a ghost. Both went insane.
Boston Classical Review Full review