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Modern Opera, Contemporary Creators: Sitting Down with Composer Poul Ruders

May 12, 2019 11:58:00 AM
By Richard Dyer posted in living composers, Dissenters & Rebels, 2018/19 Season, profile, #handmaidsBLO, Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale, Feminism, Contemporary Creators

Now about to turn 70, Poul Ruders has created an immense catalogue of music, diverse, distinctive, and distinguished.
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A Deep Dive into Poul Ruders' THE HANDMAID'S TALE: Part II

Mar 30, 2019 9:00:00 AM
By Laura Stanfield Prichard posted in living composers, living librettists, Dissenters & Rebels, 2018/19 Season, #handmaidsBLO, Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale

Musicologist and writer Laura Stanfield Prichard takes a deep dive into The Handmaid's Tale by Poul Ruders, in Part Two of this two-part series.
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Schoenberg in...Hollywood?

Nov 15, 2018 11:42:59 AM
By Joseph Auner posted in living composers, living librettists, world premiere, Identity, 2018/19 Season, #HollywoodBLO, Schoenberg

The title of Tod Machover’s new opera, Schoenberg in Hollywood, will likely be reframed as a question by many audience members, e.g. “Schoenberg in Hollywood?” What could the inventor of the musical revolutions of atonality and twelve-tone music possibly have to do with Hollywood?
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Composer's Note: Tod Machover on Schoenberg in Hollywood

Nov 14, 2018 8:00:00 AM
By Tod Machover posted in living composers, new works, Dissenters & Rebels, 2018/19 Season, #HollywoodBLO, Schoenberg

Tod Machover, the composer behind Schoenberg in Hollywood, wrote this fascinating and insightful note for the program book of the opera's World Premiere production with Boston Lyric Opera. Read on to learn more about Machover's inspiration, process, and the personal meaning behind this new work.
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HIGH FIVE: Get to Know SCHOENBERG IN HOLLYWOOD in 5 Minutes or Less

Oct 23, 2018 9:06:00 AM
By BLO Staff posted in living composers, new works, HIGH FIVE, world premiere, Identity, Dissenters & Rebels, 2018/19 Season, #HollywoodBLO

Get to know the World Premiere opera, SCHOENBERG IN HOLLYWOOD by composer Tod Machover.
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Spotlight on: Composers Adolphus Hailstork, Nkeiru Okoye, and Anthony R. Green

May 23, 2018 11:39:26 AM
By Lucy Caplan posted in community engagement, FREE, living composers, Identity, African American Composers, Castle of our Skins

Get to know the final three composers featured in BLO's upcoming community concert series, Crossing the Line to Freedom, created in partnership with Castle of our Skins. In the spotlight this week: Adolphus Hailstork, Nkeiru Okoye, and Anthony R. Green!
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Spotlight on: Composers Margaret Bonds, Undine Smith Moore, and Dorothy Rudd Moore

May 17, 2018 11:47:05 AM
By Lucy Caplan posted in community engagement, FREE, living composers, Identity, African American Composers, Castle of our Skins

Get to know 3 of the composers featured in BLO's upcoming community concert series "Crossing the Line to Freedom," created in partnership with Castle of our Skins. This week: Margaret Bonds, Undine Smith Moore, and Dorothy Rudd Moore--three incredible women with equally powerful stories to share!
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Get to Know JULIAN GRANT and MARK CAMPBELL

Oct 25, 2017 12:57:34 PM
By Lacey Upton posted in living composers, new works, 2017/18 Season, Burke & Hare, #BurkeBLO, living librettists

You’ve read their official bios, but who are Julian Grant and Mark Campbell, really? Read on for fun facts about the composer and librettist of Burke & Hare.
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The Inspector EXPOSED

Apr 30, 2012 10:15:00 AM
By BLO Staff posted in behind the scenes, BLO Exposed, community engagement, craig mcnutt, david angus, facebook, John Musto, living composers, mark campbell, sandra kott, The Inspector, twitter, your blo, education programs

The Inspector EXPOSED
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THE INSPECTOR Has Arrived!

Mar 28, 2012 4:01:00 PM
By BLO Staff posted in Emerging Artists, John Musto, living composers, The Inspector, Videos

THE INSPECTOR Has Arrived!
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