Glimmerglass Glimpse: From the Diary of Sally Hemings

Sung by soprano Alyson Cambridge with Djordje Nesic, pianist

This dramatic song cycle by William Bolcom and Sandra Seaton imagines the experience of Sally Hemings, who was enslaved by Thomas Jefferson, through fictional diary entries. Sung in first person with piano, the piece tells Hemings’ story from age 9 until Jefferson’s death. A story of love, conflict and profound depth, Alyson Cambridge's powerful performance is captured in a beautifully designed and recorded video.

Glimmerglass Glimpses is a series of offerings to celebrate song, story, and community — from the safety of home.

A ghostly "Graceful Ghost"

In this age of virtual performances, the saxophone sextet The Moanin' Frogs took a unique approach to filming an elegant, ghostly version of Bolcom's Graceful Ghost. 

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In conversation with Chamber Music Society

CMS of Lincoln Center has been celebrating various composers' 80 years of experience, craft, and skill. They recently sat down with William Bolcom to learn more about his illustrious career, his influences, and his landmark works.

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