“The Boston Modern Orchestra Project filled Jordan Hall with song at its Friday-night season opener. The program, titled “Voices,” featured music for voice and orchestra delivered by a stage full of Boston’s finest musicians led by artistic director Gil Rose. . .
. . .Rose and company then dazzled with their go-for-the-gusto playing of the wall-shaking Sacred Song of Reconciliation by George Rochberg. Set to a Hebrew text, the music portrays the fearsome power of the Old Testament God. Bass-baritone David Kravitz conveyed that power in a performance of staggering impact.
Ater intermission came a most welcome revival of Charles Fussell’s Wilde Symphony for baritone and orchestra featuring one of Boston’s true music gods, Sanford Sylvan. . .
. . .Sylvan fused the text, adapted from Wilde by Will Graham, with Fussell’s musical passion to perfection.”
- T. J. Medrek