Bolcom's Band Repertoire Increases 

Marks Music is pleased to announce the availability of a new band transcription of the William Bolcom orchestral work, Inventing Flight. The splashy 3-movement work, commissioned for the 2003 Centennial of Flight celebrations by the Dayton and North Carolina Symphonies, and little performed since, is something of a revelation in this transcription for band by Dr. Jason Nam, who is a visiting professor and assistant director of bands at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music.

More praise for McTeague in Linz

Neues Volksblatt, 2/8/2016 
"...oscillating between dazzling expressionism and tender melody." 

Oberösterreichische Nachrichten, 2/8/2016 
"Blunt musical idioms of jazzy ragtime changed into dazzling sounds of the spheres." 

Naxos releases Prometheus, Canciones de Lorca on new CD

Released in November 2015, new CD pairs works conducted by Carl St. Clair and the Pacific Symphony Orchestra. Prometheus features Jeffery Biegel at the piano; Canciones de Lorca features tenor René Barbera.

Radio GUYLIVE: William Bolcom in Linz

Guy Livingston talks with conductor Dennis Russell Davies, publisher Evan Hause, and Bill Bolcom himself about McTeague. Is this tragic opera Dadaist? Or a darker version of Broadway? Or a new genre?

News from Edward B. Marks

Reviews for McTeague in Linz, first publications of Bolcom Early String Quartets 1 - 6, Circus Overture for Band

Children illustrate "The Serpent's Kiss"

We received a charming letter from Miss Brace’s primary class at Marimont Montessori School in Pflugerville, Texas with her children’s illustrations of The Serpent’s Kiss. Bill was named their “Composer of the Month” for February! Thanks to Asher, Ari, Sophia, Ingrid, Arra, and Ema for their letters.

Grant Park Music Festival concludes with premiere for audience of 12,000


William Bolcom’s exciting Grant Park Music Festival residency in Chicago concluded with the world premiere of his new orchestral piece written for the festival, Millennium: Concerto-Fantasia. The piece premiered to a packed Pritzker Pavilion, with an estimated 12,000 filling the Seating Bowl and Great Lawn. 

ZOFO Duet Introduces Bolcom Premiere

In five years of existence the dynamic piano duo ZOFO (“20-finger orchestra”) has racked up two Grammy nominations and a competition win. Perhaps more impressively, they’ve given 11 world premieres of commissioned works. They brought the latest of these, by William Bolcom, to Morrison Artists Series at SFSU on Sunday afternoon, while dazzling the audience in a program of contemporary works.