A report in Tuesday’s (11/30) Somerville Journal (Massachusetts) states, “As part of the Sundays at Tufts Community Concert Series, Boston Modern Orchestra Project … will launch a new concert series co-hosted by Tufts University on Sunday, Dec. 12, at 3 p.m. in the Distler Performance Hall of the Perry and Marty Granoff Music Center on the Tufts’ Medford/Somerville campus. The program, ‘Luminous Noise,’ will highlight the works of three renowned woman composers—Chen Yi, Judith Weir and Jennifer Johnson. The program will open with Johnson’s ‘Living in Sin,’ followed by three works of Yi, ‘Suite for Cello and Chamber Winds,’ featuring David Russell on cello, ‘Sparkle’ and ‘Wu Yu.’ The concert will close with Weir’s ‘Tiger Under the Table.’ Artistic Director Gil Rose, who also serves as the director of the Tufts Symphony Orchestra, founded Boston Modern Orchestra Project in 1996. … ‘Since its inception, BMOP has upheld a mission to cultivate a new generation of composers through its commissions, artist residencies and unique programming,’ said Rose. ‘By joining forces with Tufts University, we hope to broaden the exposure of promising young composers and musicians to a collection of important 20th and 21st Century compositions.”

Posted December 1, 2010