William Bolcom’s Concerto Grosso for Saxophone Quartet and Orchestra was commissioned by the PRISM Quartet. A new recording by the PRISM Quartet and Temple University Wind Symphony is now available for streaming and download.
American composer William Bolcom, National Medal of Arts recipient, Pulitzer Prize and Grammy Award-winner, has been awarded the $100,000 Michael Ludwig Nemmers Prize in Music Composition from the Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University. Established in 2003, the Nemmers Prize in Music Composition recognizes classical composers of outstanding achievement who have significantly influenced the field of composition.
From October 10-12 the 2020 Music+Festival: George Gershwin, Steve Reich, and William Bolcom will present the lives and music of these three composers within a rich and broad humanistic framework. All events will be online, free admission and open to the public.