On November 16, Davis Malm was pleased to sponsor the Boston Modern Orchestra Project’s 18th season opener of Virgil Thomson’s innovative opera Four Saints in Three Acts at Jordan Hall. Led by Gil Rose, this unconventional opera is a collection of vignettes which feature two legendary Spanish Saints, the mystic Teresa of Avila and former mercenary Ignatius of Loyola, as well as their colleagues. Set to an imaginative, fluid libretto by Gertrude Stein, Thomson’s work notably defies many traditional aspects of opera. In 1934, it made a groundbreaking debut on Broadway and was the longest-running opera to that time.

Founded in 1996, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project is widely recognized as the leading orchestra in the United States dedicated exclusively to performing new music, and its signature record label, BMOP/sound, is the nation’s foremost label launched by an orchestra and solely devoted to new music recordings. Davis Malm attorney Sam Mawn-Mahlau serves on the orchestra’s board of trustees.

For more information contact: Joanne Thorud; (617) 589-3894; jthorud@davismalm.com

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