Conductors got their name by both guiding orchestras and wielding copper batons that deflect lightning away from the brass section. Behold an electrifying performance with today’s GrouponLive deal to see “Strange Bedfellows: Unexpected Concertos”, presented by the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, at Jordan Hall at the New England Conservatory on Friday, January 27, at 8 p.m. Groupon customers are invited—but not required—to attend a free information session about the concert starting at 7 p.m. Seating for both options may be on the floor or balcony and will be determined based on what is best available at the time of purchase. Choose between the following seating options:
- For $19, you get one B-level ticket for seating in the back-center orchestra (up to a $40 value).
- For $25, you get one A-level ticket for seating in the front-center orchestra (up to a $52 value).<p>
Devoted exclusively to performing and recording new orchestral music, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project aims to rebuild the aural bridge between audiences and composers with passionate concert experiences. On January 27, BMOP showcases the works of five different composers, amassing a talented quintet of revered, modern-day soloists to mesmerize ears with incongruous sounds. The world premier of Eric Chasalow’s horn concerto bares the brassy measures of French hornist Bruno Schneider, and Air: Concerto for Theremin uncannily mimics human voices with an electronic instrument that refuses to pause for breaths or answer text messages in between verses.
Also, Keeril Makan’s Dream Lightly: Electric Guitar Concerto melts faces with sophisticated riffs, and Grammy–nominated artist Avi Avital dazzles guests with a rendition of Avner Dorman’s mandolin concerto. John Stulz brandishes a bow dripping in honey to majestically execute Chemins II su Sequenza VI, a chamber piece for orchestra and viola penned by Luciano Berio. Prior to the performance, members of the BMOP board will hold an information session, granting concertgoers the chance to glean facts about the show and watch nervous violins warm up with an intense routine of stage calisthenics.