Beth Morrison Projects (BMP) identifies and supports the work of emerging and established composers and their multi-media collaborators through the commission, development, production and touring of their works, which take the form of music-theatre, opera-theatre, multi-media concert works and new forms waiting to be discovered.
Founded in 2006 to identify and support the work of emerging and established composers and their multi-media collaborators, Beth Morrison Projects encourages risk-taking, creating a structure for developing new work that is unique to the artist and where artists feel safe to experiment and push boundaries. Noted as a composers’ producer that “is a big underground force on the New York scene, developing events that transcend styles and genres (The New Yorker),” to date the company has commissioned, developed, and produced more than twenty-four premiere opera and other music-theatre pieces that have been performed around the globe. The New York Times recently said, "The production of new [opera] works in the city still falls mostly to the tireless Beth Morrison and her Beth Morrison Projects...” The Wall Street Journal wrote, "Ms. Morrison may be immortalized one day as a 21st-century Diaghilev, known for her ability to assemble memorable collaborations among artists." Current and upcoming projects include works by composers Eve Beglarian, Philip Glass, Michael Gordon, David Lang, David T. Little, Keeril Makan, Missy Mazzoli, Nico Muhly, Tod Machover, Paola Prestini, Erik Sanko, Ted Hearne, Zhou Long, and more, with directors Yuval Sharon, Rachel Dickstein, and Robert Woodruff. Projects have been performed in numerous premier venues around the world including Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Kitchen, Performance Space 122, Lincoln Center, The Walker Art center, The Barbican, The Beijing Music Festival, The New York Musical Theater Festival, and more.
BMP has garnered support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Map Fund, Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, Meet the Composer, JP Morgan Chase fund, New England Foundation for the Arts, the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Mid-Atlantic Foundation, and Puffin Foundation.