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Category Archives: Concert-Modern
Daron Hagen is a remarkable composer whose writing has evolved in surprising ways. "Complete Piano Trios" contains two early works from a quarter century ago, for which he was acclaimed as a meticulous craftsman, and two recent works, where his … Continue reading
Lisa Bielawa is a composer and vocalist who spent three years as composer in residence with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project from 2006 to 2009. Under the guidance of conductor Gil Rose, she composed solo pieces for musicians, and concertos … Continue reading
Mikel Rouse is an extraordinary composer whose musical theatre work has been acclaimed for mixing high art and popular culture. His latest work, "Gravity Radio," continues to probe the fragmentation of contemporary attention spans and emotions by big media and … Continue reading
Daniel Dorff’s compositions cover the full range of concert music. His works for young audiences are wonderful orchestral renderings – some with original lyrics – that tell fun stories while teaching about music, instruments and orchestras. "The Tortoise and the … Continue reading
Scott Wheeler composed the score to Kenneth Koch’s text, "The Construction of Boston," two decades ago. His first foray into opera, Wheeler’s work has elements of comic opera, masque and dramatic cantata. This recording of the Boston Cecilia’s April 2007 … Continue reading