“…a triumph of stamina and execution…the orchestra as a whole played with far more confidence and conviction than you’d expect for a one-off performance of a rare and challenging score. At the end of the night, the crowd’s ovation was robust, appreciative — and well-deserved.” — Read more at The Boston Globe.
“The Boston Modern Orchestra Project offers three works by a composer devoted to complex, high-density, post-tonal writing…Gil Rose, the orchestra’s founding artistic director, both conducts and produces the recordings, which sound consistently superb.” — Read more at The Wall Street Journal.
“The singers are all excellent, and there’s a sense of ensemble that can’t be heard in some earlier recordings with bigger names. Rose conducts with a pace and wit that remind me of a great Gilbert & Sullivan production.” — Read more at stereophile.com.
“Gil Rose led an orchestra of 27, responsive to the high energy happenings on the stage and sounding larger than its numbers in the 890-seat Huntington Avenue Theater…A brilliant production as fun and infectious as this could have easily played for a month instead of just twice…” — Read more at bachtrack.com.
“Gil Rose’s range as organizer and conductor of Odyssey Opera (as well, as of the Boston Modern Orchestra Project) is so well known that it hardly needs reporting here, except to say that once again he has chosen musicians of exceptional quality for the stage, as well as a first-rate orchestra of modest size…to play […]
“The audience participation brought a rousing conclusion to a very satisfying and very well-played program of varied contemporary pieces—something we have become privileged to expect of conductor Gil Rose and BMOP.” — Read more at classical-scene.com.
“Completed in 1962, this opera was never published and has rarely been performed; Odyssey had to get the permission of the composer’s granddaughter to obtain the manuscript from the Library of Congress. The result, in the performance Odyssey gave Friday at the BCA’s Virginia Wimberly Theatre, was well worth the trouble.” — Read more at […]
“Conductor Gil Rose, with his clarity of focus, guided the deliberate and frenetic energy of the final movement Eris, Goddess of Chaos, through its contrasting phrases and impassioned gestures.” — Read more at The Boston Musical Intelligencer.
“Their performance was rhythmically tight. Energy never lagged. Intonation was precise. Melodies were delicately shaped and phrased with an eye to the work’s overarching trajectory. Balances were well-calibrated. It was, in the end, a thrilling, epic reading.” — Read more at The Arts Fuse.