Wednesday 20 February 07:00pm

6:30pm doors • 7pm show

BMP: Next Generation

Featuring works by Michael Lanci and Emma O’Halloran


BMP: Next Generation is a new initiative to discover the next generation of music-theatre and opera-theatre compositional voices. The two finalists chosen in the 2018 concert, Michael Lanci and Emma O’Halloran, return to National Sawdust in February to showcase new and original 30-minute works commissioned by Beth Morrison Projects. Lanci’s satirical operetta will tackle a congresswoman’s revelation about climate change and the effects of money in politics. O’Halloran’s monodrama about the inner life of a murderess explores how our secret personal history gets misrepresented in the public eye. Following the performance, one of these two finalists will receive a commission for a full evening-length operatic work to be developed, premiered, and toured by BMP.

Music by Michael Lanci and Emma O’Halloran
Music Direction by David Bloom
Featuring Contemporaneous

Jennifer Williams – director
Adam Thompson – projection designer
Emily Clarkson – lighting designer
Megan Neilson, soprano
Naomi Louisa O’Connell, mezzo-soprano
Bernard Holcomb, tenor
Jonathan Hays, baritone
Trevor Martin, baritone
Members of Contemporaneous
Fanny Wyrick-Flax, Flute and piccolo
Vicente Alexim, Clarinet and bass clarinet
Daniel Kochersberger, Tenor saxophone
Matt Evans, Percussion
Paul Kerekes, Piano and keyboard
Brendon Randall-Myers, Electric Guitar
Patti Kilroy, Violin
Josh Henderson, Viola
Helen Newby, Cello
Tristan Kasten-Krause, Contrabass

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.