New music ensemble shuts down in BostonNews
Boston Music Viva is no more.
Jeremy Eichler writes in the Globe: ‘… in March 2020, (Richard Pittman, who for decades has also directed the New England Philharmonic and the Concord Symphony, suffered a stroke at the age of 84. Since then, he has been forced to step back from the public eye, and from all of his conducting duties.
‘And earlier this month, Boston Musica Viva made the momentous decision to cease operations.
‘Boston is losing an essential purveyor of invigorating new music — after 51 years, 109 commissions, 20 recordings, and 243 world premieres. Until now, BMV has stood as the country’s oldest professional ensemble dedicated to contemporary music….’