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 …

WGBH TV interview with Tod Machover

Boston's WGBH's Open Studio with Jared Bowen aired an interview last night (October 27) with composer Tod Machover about his new opera, "Schoenberg in Hollywood." Watch here.  

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!

“Schoenberg in Hollywood” tickets now on sale

Mark your calendars and reserve your tickets for Tod Machover's newest opera, Schoenberg in Hollywood, premiering this November in Boston. Commissioned by the Boston Lyric Opera, the BLO's website describes the work as "a searing, intimate portrait" of one of the 20th century's most radical and influential artists. The brilliant composer Arnold Schoenberg fled the …

Our Philadelphia story in Playbill

Here's an excellent essay on PHILADELPHIA VOICES and the City Symphony concept by Paul Horsley in The Philadelphia Orchestra's Playbill magazine from March. Check it out on pages 6-12; well-written and interesting. You can read it here.

BBC radio documentary on “The Making of Philadelphia Voices”

Reporter Andrea Shea delves into the creation of Tod Machover's newest symphonic work, "Philadelphia Voices." From the famous Mummers’ New Year’s Day Parade to the sizzling of celebrated cheesesteaks, acclaimed U.S composer and inventor Tod Machover has been collecting sounds for his latest piece 'Philadelphia Voices,' a composition inspired by the heritage, sights and sounds of …

Praise for “Philadelphia Voices” and Ben Bloomberg!

Music critic Bernard Jacobson in his review for Seen and Heard International writes that "Philadelphia Voices" "comes across as a creation open to the world and indeed drawing on an omnivorous variety of materials ranging from the literary, by way of quotations from our contemporaries, to evocations of visual, social, and traditional elements that vividly express the …