Boston Music Orchestra Project (BMOP), conducted by Gil Rose, is in the process of recording a CD that will contain Stephen Hartke’s Alvorada for string orchestra, The Ascent of the Equestrian in a Balloon, A Brandenburg Autumn and Two Songs for an Uncertain Age.
Other current/ recent sessions include The Brentano String Quartet recording Night Songs for a Desert Flower and Flexensemble of Hannover, Germany, a group which won the 2013 Robert and Clara Schumann Chamber Music Prize, recording The King of the Sun as a part of their award. Notably, this will be the third recording released for this work, one of Hartke’s most performed chamber works.
On the horizon, Jennifer Frautschi and John Blacklow received a grant from the Aaron Copland Fund to include Hartke’s Netsuke for violin and piano on a CD to be released by Albany. Hartke heads to Princeton later this month to supervise the recording session. For more information about Stephen Hartke and his music, contact Keiser Classical.