St. John's Smith Square presents 2-day Bolcom festival in June 2018

Five events in London include masterclasses, concerts, and a special appearance by Bolcom & Morris

 Composer Portrait: William Bolcom 

St. John Smith Square in London will welcome William Bolcom and Joan Morris for two days of events encompassing Bolcom’s Gospel Preludes, iconic Cabaret Songs and more. Tickets are available for each event or a two-day pass can be purchased. 

Friday, June 1, 10 am: Organ Masterclass: An open masterclass where William Bolcom works with organists from the Royal Academy of Music on his Gospel Preludes, considered to be amongst his most fascinating and compulsive works. (More Information)

Friday, June 1, 3 pm: Vocal Masterclass: William Bolcom is joined by mezzo soprano Joan Morris for a workshop of some of his Cabaret Songs with singers and pianists from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. (More Information)

Friday, June 1, 7:30 pm: Joan Morris & William Bolcom: This evening offers a very rare opportunity to hear the duo in conversation in the first half and performing in the second. (More Information)

Saturday, June 2, 3 pm: Vocal and Choral Concert, featuring a collection of Bolcom’s vocal and choral works. (More Information)

Saturday, June 2, 7:30 pm: Chamber Concert: The closing event in a 2-day showcase of award-winning composer, William Bolcom. Chamber music including the European premiere of Bolcom’s Piano Trio. Artists include the Fidelio Trio. (More Information)

Composer Portrait: William Bolcom 2 Day Pass: 


About St. John’s Smith Square: 


A unique music venue in central London and a masterpiece of English Baroque architecture, St John’s was designed and built by Thomas Archer and has survived fire, lightning, bomb plots and the Blitz. The beauty of the building is matched by an exceptional acoustic and from its restoration as both church and concert hall in the late 1960s, St John’s has presented some of the finest classical talent in a programme featuring choirs, chamber orchestras and period instrument groups.


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