BSO receives $100,000 grant from NEA to support next season's tours
The money will help fund the orchestra’s visits to New York’s Carnegie Hall in November, and to the West Coast in March and April, the BSO’s first visit to that region of the country since 1988 and the first with music director Marin Alsop.
“The NEA grant will also assist the efforts of the BSO to bring our programming and the innovation that characterizes Marin Alsop’s vision for the orchestra to a wider audience on both the East and West coasts,” said BSO president and CEO Paul Meecham.
The tours will feature works related to ...
The West Coast tour in March/April 2012 includes two California stops: the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa and the University of California in Berkeley. The orchestra then travels to the Hult Center for the Performing Arts in Eugene, Oregon.
Repertoire for the West Coast trip will include works by Joan Tower and Jennifer Higdon. Music related to Joan of Arc will also be featured; Alsop will lead the BSO in performances of Richard Einhorn’s “Voices of Light” as a live soundtrack to the showing of Carl Theodor Dreyer’s acclaimed 1928 silent film, “The Passion of Joan of Arc.”