Commissioning Club

In recognition of our 30th Anniversary, we launched an annual commission program so BCMS as an organization can actively contribute to the creation of our art in our time. The program also helps us to continue our recent practice of expanding our repertoire with forgotten and more recent works even as we lovingly interpret the familiar classics. One new work written for BCMS has been programmed each season since 2013-14, our 31st.

Join the BCMS Commissioning Club and be among thirty individuals and couples to provide an ongoing funding base for this venture. With a three-year pledge of at least $250 per individual or $500 per couple per year, you can help BCMS to reach the goal of having close to $15,000 each year available to engage future composers and prepare their work for presentation. The BCMS Commissioning Club members would be invited to be the first to hear the work as it is prepared for premiere on our series, and to enter a dialog with our composer and musicians at private events.

We expect in time these BCMS commissions will join others in our repertoire that are the evidence of similar commitments of individuals, families, ensembles and chamber societies throughout the ages. For more information, please contact Wen Huang, Managing Director, by calling the BCMS office at 617.349.0086.

Commissioned works

George Tsontakis
Portraits by El Greco (Book I): Quintet for Clarinet, Violin, Viola, Cello and Piano   Premiered on April 13, 2014

Pierre Jalbert
Street Antiphons for Clarinet, Violin, Cello and Piano   Premiered on April 19, 2015

Harold Meltzer
Piano Quartet   Premiered on March 13, 2016

David Rakowski
Entre nous for Oboe and String Quartet   Premiered on April 9, 2017

Commissioning Club Contributors

Constantine Alexander and Linda Reinfeld
Roswell and Susan Barnes
Jeffrey S. Berman and Jan Walker
Pamela and Lee Bromberg
Peter and Marie Butler
George and Charlotte Clark
Cynhia Clark and Willard McGraw
Marjorie and Martin Cohn
Charles Duncan
Paul Eldrenkamp and Anne Bark
Stephen Friedlaender and Nancy O’Connell
Thomas Garrett
Judith and Ronald Goodman Charitible Trust
Robert Jesurum and Christine Petrucci
Jim and Leni Herzog
Bernard E. Kreger, M.D.
Lawrence and Sandra Langer
Marc Maxwell
Kent Morrison
Harry and Frances Ostrander
Christopher Reuning and Min Kim
Allan Rodgers
William and Kathleen Rousseau
Steven and Susan Sewall
Ellen and Jay Sklar
Marcus Thompson and Steve Casentini
Carl and Alla Wagner
Lloyd and Ruth Plaut Weinreb