Gil Rose

Conductor Gil Rose’s dynamic performances and many recordings have garnered international critical praise. In 1996, he founded the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), the foremost professional orchestra dedicated exclusively to performing and recording symphonic music of the 20th and 21st centuries. Under his leadership, BMOP earned 15 ASCAP awards for adventurous programming as well as the John S. Edwards Award for Strongest Commitment to New American Music. In 2010, Rose was appointed Opera Boston’s first artistic director and during his tenure, he also served as the artistic director of Opera Unlimited, a contemporary opera festival which he also founded. In 2012, he assumed the position of artistic director of Monadnock Music, which since 1966 has brought classical music of all periods, styles, and genres to the Monadnock Highlands of New Hampshire.

Rose maintains a busy schedule as a guest conductor on both the opera and symphonic world. He has led the American Composers Orchestra, the Warsaw Philharmonic, the National Symphony Orchestra of the Ukraine, the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, and the National Orchestra of Porto, and he has made several appearances with the Boston Symphony Chamber Players. An active recording artist, his work has appeared on year-end “best of” lists of the New York Times, Time Out New York, The Boston Globe, NPR, and others. He is a three-time Grammy Award nominee. Rose was a Center management panelist in 2010.


This research project will examine the unknown biography of aristocrat and eminent botanist William Hamilton and his role as a “bachelor gentleman” in 18th-century Philadelphia, with the goal of creating new interpretive programs that will enable visitors to connect to contemporary discourse on family, class, gender, and race.

Pig Iron Theatre Company launched the School for Advanced Performance Training: a two-year certificate program for actors and directors.

Grants & Grantees

Laurence Salzmann is a visual artist and a 2001 Pew Fellow.

Grants & Grantees

Pew Fellow Lori Waselchuk’s photographs of post-Katrina New Orleans and the hospice at Angola Prison in Louisiana bring us into intimate contact with complex subjects.

Andrew McIntyre visited the Center in summer 2012 for a day of workshops on visitor behavior and new approaches to engaging arts audiences in the 21st century.

In December 2012, the Center welcomed Lee Rainie, director of the Pew Internet & American Life Project, who introduced the findings of a new report, “Arts Organizations and Digital Technologies.”

Collaborators & Colleagues

Trevor O’Donnell has a long track record of helping theater and arts organizations build larger audiences and earn more revenue through a number of strategies.

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Musicopia brings music education into schools throughout the Philadelphia region, with over 100 teaching artists presenting over 700 programs each year.

In the first segment of a three-part conversation between Center Visiting Artist Ain Gordon and Center Executive Director Paula Marincola, they discuss Gordon’s role as a conduit between the Center and its grantees.

The concluding performance of Jamillah James’ AUX Curatorial Fellowship includes new dance performances by New York-based choreographer and dancer niv Acosta, and Philadelphia-based choreographer and dancer Jumatatu Poe.

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Marian X is a playwright and a 1997 Pew Fellow.

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Melanie Stewart Dance Theatre created a core leadership team of artists to direct the nEW Festival after Melanie Stewart stepped down as sole executive director.