Your “Schoenberg in Hollywood” toolkit

"...some of the most arresting music heard in a BLO premiere in recent seasons." - Boston Classical Review closemore   Here are a few items to help you wrap your head around Tod Machover's newest opera, Schoenberg in Hollywood, which premiered this week with the Boston Lyric Opera at Boston's Paramount Theater.  For the composer's account …

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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 …

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 …

New City Symphony projects featured in The Atlantic

The Atlantic's CityLab blog reports on Tod Machover's two new city symphony projects, in Miami and Philadelphia. You can read it here: Turning Street Noise Into a City Symphony. “Like so many things in our culture, there's a growing gap between experts and ordinary people, and I thought music is such a great laboratory to show …

Yannick Nézet-Séguin discusses new Machover project

In this interview, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra, discusses Tod Machover's "Philadelphia Voices," a work commissioned for 2018. The orchestra is featuring American composers during its 2017-2018 season. Other works included the Bernstein Centenary featuring "West Side Story," "Chichester Psalms," and Symphony No. 2 for Piano and Orchestra (“The Age of Anxiety”); Wynton …

Listen: World Premiere of Tod Machover’s ‘Symphony for Lucerne’

Tod Machover's SYMPHONY FOR LUCERNE was aired 10 days ago on WQXR radio in New York. You can hear it here (and also hear how very different it is from SYMPHONY IN D for Detroit), as well as listen to an excellent interview with Jeff Spurgeon where he and Tod discuss Lucerne, its symphony, alpenhorns, cowbells, …