Opera of the Future @ BSO's Music for the Senses Festival


Courtesy of Boston Symphony Orchestra

Courtesy of Boston Symphony Orchestra

Saturday — Wednesday
April 6, 2024 —
April 10, 2024
6:15pm — 9:30pm ET

Professor Tod Machover and Alexandra Rieger, a PhD student in the Opera of the Future research group, are participating in the following events as part of the Boston Symphony Orchestra's (BSO) Music for the Senses Festival:

  • April 6 at 6:15pm ET (Symphony Hall): Alexandra Rieger will participate in a panel discussion on “How We Hear – The evolution of music perception." Admission to this panel is included with an 8pm ET concert ticket on April 6.
  • April 10 at 7pm ET + 8pm ET (Symphony Hall): Tod Machover will moderate a panel discussion on “Composing the Future of Health." This discussion is followed by a concert (starting at 8pm ET) featuring Machover's work Gammified for string quartet and electronics, and based on MIT research into the healing properties of 40Hz Gamma frequencies. Both the panel and concert are free-of-charge. 

Relatedly, a new book titled Music and Mind, edited by celebrated soprano Renée Fleming, will be released on April 9 by Penguin Random House. Rébecca Kleinberger (Opera of the Future alum), Alexandra Rieger, and Tod Machover wrote an extensive chapter in this book called “Composing the Future of Health."

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