BETH MORRISON PROJECTS & NATIONAL SAWDUST PRESENT
BMP: NEXT GEN
Premiering May 27 at 7:30pm ET | FREE to stream on demand at bethmorrisonprojects.org
filmed at National Sawdust
featuring BMP: Next Gen's 10 finalists: Gabriel Fynsk, Elizabeth Gartman, Eli Greenhoe, Gabrielle Herbst, Jens Ibsen, Laura Jobin-Acosta, Maya Miro Johnson, Niloufar Nourbakhsh, Timothy Peterson, and Huan Sun
featuring Contemporaneous; David Bloom & Kamna Gupta, Co-music Directors
with Panelists Beth Morrison, Jecca Barry, Paola Prestini, Du Yun. Priti Gandhi, and Christopher Koelsch
Discover the most exciting new voices in opera and music-theatre. First launched in 2017-18, the BMP: Next Gen program was established to help BMP stay connected to a new generation of composers, singers and artists just coming out of school. Aspiring composers from coast to coast are invited to submit vocal works up to ten minutes in length. BMP Creative Producer Beth Morrison and Executive Director Jecca Barry select ten first-round finalists from these applicants and then produce an evening of new music out of these submissions. Two composers are then chosen by a panel of invited professionals in the field for a second-round competition, returning the following year to each showcase a new and original 30-minute work. Ultimately, one of these two finalists will receive a commission for an evening-length work, including the development and World Premiere production of their project.
BMP: Next Gen is part of the New York Opera Festival, which launched on April 29th, 2021 and will continue through June 30, 2021.