Boston Musica Viva

Viva, Boston Musica

Music Director Richard Pittman founded Boston Musica Viva in 1969 as the first professional ensemble in Boston devoted to contemporary music, and today it is the oldest new music ensemble in the United States. Through the years, BMV has become one of the most highly respected ensembles of its kind, with an international reputation for innovation and excellence. Andrea Musso of the Corriere di Torino praised “the superb versatility of the ensemble,” and Tim Page of The New York Times wrote that BMV is “justly celebrated as one of the finest new music ensembles in the United States.” Boston Musica Viva is particularly proud to have been an early champion of composers including Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, John Harbison, Joseph Schwantner, and Steven Stucky, each of whom went on to win the Pulitzer Prize. Boston Musica Viva has performed over 600 works by over 250 composers. These include over 150 works written specifically for BMV, and over 175 world premieres.

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