Creative Team

featuring

BMP: NEXT GEN TOP 10 FINALISTS

GABRIEL FYNSK

ELIZABETH GARTMAN

ELI GREENHOE

GABRIELLE HERBST

JENS IBSEN

LAURA JOBIN-ACOSTA

MAYA MIRO JOHNSON

NILOUFAR NOURBAKHSH

TIMOTHY PETERSON

HUAN SUN

featuring

CONTEMPORANEOUS, David Bloom & Kamna Gupta (Co-music Directors)

BMP: Next Gen Panelists

Jecca Barry

Priti Gandhi

Christopher Koelsch

David T. Little

Beth Morrison

Du Yun

GABRIEL FYNSK

ELIZABETH GARTMAN

ELI GREENHOE

GABRIELLE HERBST

JENS IBSEN

LAURA JOBIN-ACOSTA

MAYA MIRO JOHNSON

NILOUFAR NOURBAKHSH

TIMOTHY PETERSON

HUAN SUN

About

filmed live at National Sawdust, May 2021

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.

Support

produced by Beth Morrison Projects
presented by Beth Morrison Projects & National Sawdust

BMP: Next Gen was part of the New York Opera Festival, which launched on April 29th, 2021 and will continue through June 30, 2021.

BMP: Next Gen, Round 1 was made possible through commissioning and underwriting support from Elizabeth & Justus Schlichting. Additional support provided by the National Endowment for the Arts – Art Works. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Read the digital program here.

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