Kronos Quartet to premier Tod Machover’s “GAMMIFIED”

As a part of its important initiative to support the future of the string quartet, the globally-renowned Kronos Quartet will perform the first public performance of GAMMIFIED by American composer Tod Machover, through the expansive 50 for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire commissioning and education project in partnership with Carnegie Hall and others. Utilizing cutting-edge research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Media Lab, …

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Music for the Koreas

Tod Machover just returned from a five-day visit to South Korea to meet with violinist Won Hyung-joon, director of the Lindenbaum Festival Orchestra. Won has been trying for two decades to bring together musicians from South and North Korea as a way to promote peaceful reunification between the two countries. After seeing a documentary about …

Opera of the Future is selected for Library of Congress archive

We're excited to announce that the United States Library of Congress has selected the Opera of the Future website for inclusion in the historic collection of Internet materials related to the LC Commissioned Composers Web Archive. "We consider your website to be an important part of this collection and the historical record," the Library stated. …

Schoenberg in rehearsal

https://www.facebook.com/BostonLyricOpera/videos/713931172312155/   It's happening! Tod Machover's newest opera, "Schoenberg in Hollywood," is in rehearsals this week. Check out this rehearsal footage as members of the team--Karole Armitage, Peter Torpey, and Ben Bloomberg--explain their roles and describe some of their creative challenges. "Schoenberg in Hollywood" has its world premier next week, November  14-18, in Boston. Shows …

Tod Machover at the CityLab Detroit conference

Earlier this week, Tod spoke at the CityLab 2018 conference in Detroit about his City Symphonies, with a focus on the experience of creating "Symphony in D." At CityLab 2018, The Atlantic, The Aspen Institute and Bloomberg Philanthropies convened the world’s city and community leaders to consider a new narrative worthy of the many global cities …

Rehearsals have begun!

Rehearsals for SCHOENBERG IN HOLLYWOOD started this week. So exciting. We had production meetings, creative sessions, music coaching, and staging experiments...including Karole Armitage introducing her astonishing choreographic concepts to the cast. Lots more work to do, of course, but we're on track for a remarkable premiere on November 14th. Come if you can; tickets at blo.org/hollywood!