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BNMI SEASON 9: 2017 - 2018


Opera Bites | November 10,11,12, 2017

Three performances at 8PM on Friday and Saturday, and 3PM on Sunday

Pickman Hall, Longy School of Music of Bard College, 27 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA

Presented in collaboration with the Boston Opera Collaborative and Longy School of Music of Bard College

This program was made possible in part by a George Henschel Community Award from the Harvard Musical Association.

This year’s set of 10-minute operas includes:

Oliver CaplanSymposium, Libretto by Anne Ray
Carrie MaginVoice on the Wire, Libretto by Kendall A.
Eva KendrickWish You Were Here, Libretto by Claudia Hass
Tony SolitroTriangle, Libretto by Jane Martin
David WolfsonRapture, Libretto by David Wolfson
Tom CipulloLucy, Libretto by Tom Cipullo
Beth RatayWomb with a View, Libretto by Rich Orloff

Presented by the Boston Opera Collective, Longy School of Music of Bard College, and the Boston New Music Initiative core ensemble conducted by Nathan Lofton and Tian Hui Ng

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FIVE'S A CROWD | January 27, 2018 – 8 pm

with Special Guest Patchtax

The Record Company, 960 Massachusetts Ave, Boston

Jeremy Rapaport-Stein- Pictures
Kevin Wilt- Out in the Storm
Jee SEO- Four Pieces for Two Violins
Filipe Leitao- Tempest
Charles Corey- Excursions
Henrique Coe- Filius Prodigus
Elvira Muratore- Spaces of absence: Inside
Steven Gudino- The Blonde Moon Whispers*

*winner of our 3rd Annual Young Composer Competition

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DRAMATIC TENSIONS | April 6, 2017 – 8 pm

featuring guest conductor Yuga Cohler and soprano Erin Smith Davis

Arts at the Armory - 191 Highland Ave, Somerville

Charles Peck
New Work*
William Toutant
Bagatelle 1
Brendan McMullen
Seven Cicadas
Nemanja Radivojevic
Courants II
Gabrielle Owens
Three Folk Songs
Jonathan Russ
Eat Your Vegetables
Adrienne Steely
Green 311.13
Harrison Birtwistle
9 Settings of Lorine Niedecker

*winner of our 5th Annual Commissioning Competition

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