"Our esteemed and celebrated composer, William Bolcom, turns 80 on May 26."Read more
He joined the faculty of the University of Michigan's School of Music in 1973, was named the Ross Lee Finney Distinguished University Professor of Composition in 1994, and retired in 2008 after 35 years. Bolcom won the Pulitzer Prize for music in 1988 for 12 New Etudes for Piano, and his setting of William Blake's Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience on the Naxos label won four Grammy Awards in 2005.
As a pianist Bolcom has performed and recorded his own work frequently in collaboration with his wife and musical partner, mezzo-soprano Joan Morris. Cabaret songs, show tunes, and American popular songs of the 20th century have been their primary specialties in both concerts and recordings. Their 25th album, "Autumn Leaves," was released recently on White Pine Records.
Wexford Festival Opera: Dinner at Eight
Wexford Festival Opera presents Dinner at Eight; Music by William Bolcom. Libretto by Mark Campbell. Based on the play by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber. David Agler, Music Director.
Bolcom: Suite for Violin and Cello
Danbi Um and Brook Speltz, performers. The New Music in the Rose series is presented by Chamber Music Society. Listeners are invited to experience musical innovation in the intimate Rose Studio. Choose the concert time that works best for you – 6:30 or 9:00 PM.