“Schoenberg” in Vienna

Volksoper Wien has announced that Tod Machover’s “Schoenberg in Hollywood” will be receiving its European premier in April of 2020 in a new production by Helen Malkowsky with a cast that includes Lauren Urquhart and Jeffrey Treganza. Gerrit Prießnitz conducts the chamber work. It will be fascinating to see the opera in this legendary house interpreted by artists …

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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 …

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 …

Quattro Mani presents Re-Structures with Tod Machover

Tod Machover – composer, inventor and professor at the MIT Media Lab – began his career as the first Director of Musical Research at Pierre Boulez’s IRCAM institute in Paris. His Re-Structures for 2 Pianos and Electronics was commissioned in 2015 by the Lucerne Festival, and was premiered there to celebrate Boulez’s 90th birthday. Mark …

“A Symphony for Lucerne” a triumphant premiere

From Tod Machover's Facebook page: "What a remarkable premiere yesterday of A SYMPHONY FOR LUCERNE at the LUCERNE FESTIVAL. We gave a pre-intermission "Making Of..." presentation and then played the new work. Matthias Pintscher and theLUCERNE FESTIVAL Academy Orchestra played brilliantly, beautifully. All of the Lucerne performers who we invited to participate - Der Chor …

Hyperstring Trilogy at Lucerne Festival

From Tod Machover's Facebook page: Terrific performance last evening of the HYPERSTRING TRILOGY at theLUCERNE FESTIVAL. Amazing playing by hyper-soloists Mariel Roberts.Hannah Nicholas and Colin Sorgi, as well as by a large ensemble from the Lucerne Festival Academy conducted by Clement Power. Brilliant audio mixing, as always, by Ben Bloomberg, and a very nice feeling …