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 …

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A sneak peek at Schoenberg in Hollywood

https://vimeo.com/276223205 Check out the teaser created by video designer Peter Torpey for Tod Machover's new opera, "Schoenberg in Hollywood," which premieres this November 14-18 in Boston. For more information and tickets, visit Boston Lyric Opera.

“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 …

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 …

Mark your calendars for “Philadelphia Voices”

Tod Machover's highly anticipated Philadelphia Voices will be presented this April in a series of performances at Philadelphia's Verizon Hall and New York's Carnegie Hall. The latest of Machover's City Symphonies projects, the new work is inspired by conversations, poetry, sound, and music contributed by thousands of Philadelphians contemplating the state of their city (before and after the …

Project 305 premieres in Miami

From Tod Machover's Facebook: "Project 305 premiered last night at the New World Symphony in Miami, and went really well. This was the first major CITY SYMPHONY that I mentored and guided, with major creative work done by videographer Jon David Kane and composer Ted Hearne. Miami came shining through (although the global warming/you're-gonna-be-submerged-in-water theme …

Tonya Matthews speak about Symphony in D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q63Tgd5HJIA Wonderful interview with Tonya Matthews - director of the Michigan Science Center, PhD in biology, and truly brilliant poet and performance artist - on the occasion of the PBS premiere of the Dennis Scholl/Marlin Johnson documentary on the SYMPHONY IN D project. Tonya speaks beautifully about her work and about describing Detroit in words …

Symphony in D, the words

Words made powerful contributions to the "Symphony in D." Notably, the fourth movement featured texts spoken by a variety of people representing Detroit including two vivid and memorable poems by Marsha Music and Tonya Matthews. For background essays and information about the world premiere performance, view the program here. Memories and Dreams From the mire and murky …