Boston String Players: Bach to Björk, October 19th

Submitted by Motoki Tanaka

Boston String Players will kick off their sixth season by returning at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, for an exciting multimedia program with premieres of a new choreography, and an arrangement of Björk’s Unravel for strings, electronics, and visuals.

7:30pm, October 19, Friday
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Remis Auditorium
PHONE: 1-800-440-6975 (Mon-Sat 9a-9p, Sun 9a-6p)
IN PERSON: Visit any MFA ticket desk; desks close 30 minutes before museum closes

1. Johann Sebastian Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No.3
2. Benjamin Britten – Simple Symphony (From the film “Moonrise Kingdom” by Wes Anderson)
Featuring the premiere of a new choreography by Andrea Higgins
3. Béla Bartók – Divertimento for Strings
4. Björk – Unravel
Arranged for strings and electronics by Chad Gray
Featuring visual art by Christopher Saunders

Join Artistic Director Motoki Tanaka, Manager of MFA Concerts Jasmine Hagans, and Boston String Players for a cocktail hour at Taste preceding the performance! Ask your questions, get to know the musicians, and hang out in the Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art.

Boston String Players is an ensemble of young professional and student musicians who collaborate with upcoming visual and performing artists, and perform innovative concert programs that intertwine established classical pieces with contemporary and novel compositions of non-classical genres, often featuring the first-time performance of a new composition. BSP offers an unique collaborative music-making experience for fresh Boston-area talents, and actively promotes spontaneous and direct interaction with the audience during concerts. BSP strives to make classical music more accessible to a broader audience by holding open rehearsals and delivering concerts that are sociable, fashionable, and fun. Founded in 2007 by artistic director and conductor Motoki Tanaka, Boston String Players include recent alumni and current students of over a dozen music schools in the greater Boston area.

Boston String Players strive to build a community that connects musicians of different genres, arts patrons, and artists of different practices including fashion and film, and encouraging a broader audience to realize the relevance of classical music in a modern setting. In our upcoming multimedia show “Bach to Björk” at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, we will be sharing several ways to experience classical music from variety of styles, in collaboration with    electronic music, dance, fashion, visual art, and film. Please find more information about the program on here.