William Bolcom's newest premiere will be a work for sextet, aptly entitled Sextet, drawing upon the instrumentation of Bohuslav Martinů's La revue de cuisin for clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, violin, cello, and piano.
The work was co-commissioned by Chamber Music Northwest, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, and the PyeongChang (Great Mountain) Music Festival in Gangwon, South Korea. Their respective premieres will take place on July 3 (& 4), August 16, and August 6. Mr. Bolcom will be residence at the two U.S. Premieres, and at Chamber Music Northwest he will also perform, with his wife Joan Morris, the narrator part to William Walton's Façade.
Bolcom will also be in residence at the Ravinia Festival in Chicago in August, while the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra will give the West Coast Premiere of his Ninth Symphony on August 11, conducted by Cristian Macelar.