“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.
“Not only did they perform his “Tirol Concerto” for piano and strings and his Second Symphony, they did so with flair and feeling.” — Read more at The Boston Globe.
“This recording is a fine example why I have come to love the work of Gil Rose and his Boston Modern Orchestra Project…All BMOP recordings (even those on other labels) are consistently of the highest quality and the performances are definitive. This series now on the orchestra’s own label is rapidly becoming a sort of […]
On Sunday, November 13th, 7pm, WGBH Classical, 99.5 will broadcast Odyssey Opera’s (Gil Rose, conductor) production of Dvorak’s Dimitrij. Listen to the production-in-full, recorded by WGBH, at http://classicalwcrb.org