Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018 | 8pm
Rapido! Composition Contest Prelude Concert | 7pm

Tsai Performance Center at Boston University
685 Commonwealth Ave., Boston

CLICK HERE to see the program book for this concert!

Eric Nathan: Missing Words IV world premiere
Steven Stucky: The Stars and the Roses Boston premiere
     Roy Hage, tenor
David Rakowski: Mikronomicon
Geoffrey Burleson, piano
Theo Loevendie: Back Bay Bicinium
Joseph Schwantner: Sleep Now world premiere
Yehudi Wyner: untitled world premiere

Rapido! Composition Contest Prelude Concert:
(works listed in alphabetical order by composer name)

Cody W. Forrest: Partita world premiere
Sam Friedman: Spasms: Dance Mutations for Flute, Clarinet & Cello world premiere
Eric Segerstrom: Phantom Limb: Pas de Trois world premiere



Composer Eric Nathan returns with the world premiere his first BMV commission, Missing Words IV, on a program also featuring Steven Stucky’s The Stars and the Roses with the tenor who premiered the chamber version of this work in 2013, Roy Hage. Plus, a pair of past BMV commissions—David Rakowski’s Mikronomicon and Theo Loevendie’s Back Bay Bicinium—and new 50th Anniversary bagatelles from Joseph Schwantner and Yehudi Wyner. 


Come early for a special prelude concert at 7pm featuring trios by the Northeast Region Semi-finalists in Cycle Five of the Rapido! Composition Contest! Hundreds of composers from across the United States accepted the challenge to compose a piece of chamber music in just 14 days. Works by Sam Friedman, Cody W. Forrest and Eric Seferstrom were chosen through a blind judging process by a panel of composers, educators and musicians. Each work will be played at the prelude concert, and after, the panel will chose one composer to represent the Northeast Region at the Rapido! National Finals on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in Atlanta!


$30 Adults
$25 Seniors
$10 Students and Children
All tickets general admission

Special discounts available for groups!
Call (617) 354-6910 for details.

Boston Musica Viva
Ann Bobo, flute
William Kirkley, clarinet
Geoffrey Burleson, piano
Robert Schulz, percussion
Gabriela Diaz, violin
Danielle Maddon, violin
Mark Berger, viola
Jan Müller-Szeraws, cello
Roy Hage, tenor