Hailed as "dazzling" by The Boston Globe, Amy Advocat, clarinetist, is an avid performer of new music having performed with the Firebird Ensemble, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, The New Fromm Players at Tanglewood, Callithumpian Consort, Fifth Tier New Music Ensemble, Brandeis New Music, and the Second Instrumental Unit. She has also performed with the Boston Pops, Opera Boston, Boston Philharmonic, and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Advocat was a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center for two summers and participated at the New York String Orchestra Seminar, Spoleto USA Festival, and Virginia Arts Festival.

Ms. Advocat was named the first recipient of the Boston Woodwind Society's Harold Wright award and is a Hadar Foundation Scholar. She received her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music Degrees from the New England Conservatory, where she was a recipient of the Tourjée award, a scholarship awarded to one outstanding NEC graduate who returns for a second degree. Her principal teachers include Simon Aldrich, Thomas Martin, David Weber, William Wrzesien, and Craig Nordstrom.


Club Oberon in Harvard Square | May 2, 2011
Moonshine Room at Club Café | December 8, 2009
Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory | January 25, 2008

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[Concert Review] Five things about BMOP @ MATA

I caught the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) at the MATA Festival Tuesday night in Brooklyn.

1. Gil Rose and BMOP played a varied concert with conviction and panache Tuesday night. While there were wonderful soloists on the program, the ensemble really held the spotlight the entire night in the best possible sense - always blending well and making the most of lines, accompaniment and ensemble.

Sequenza21 Full review
[Concert Review] Country for old men

BMOP has become so popular, you have to look hard in the program to find its full name: Boston Modern Orchestra Project. Founder Gil Rose and his outstanding ensemble celebrated their 10th season at the New England Conservatory on Friday with their annual concert devoted to Boston composers. An enthusiastic and diverse audience (diverse especially in age) cheered, whistled, and hooted its approval for pieces, including two world premieres, by five composers also diverse in age. All the pieces were lively and (unlike Gerontius) fun.

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[Concert Review] BMOP explores many faces of modern music

Friday’s wide-ranging Boston Modern Orchestra Project concert demonstrated how unhelpfully vague the umbrella term “modern music” can be. Some New England Conservatory link was the only correspondence among the disparate works, gathered under the title “Boston ConNECtion” (and performed under Jordan Hall’s architecturally ill-mannered “New England Conservatory” signboard, which continues to intrude on the season’s concert experience like a dinner-time telemarketer).

The Boston Globe Full review