Concert Calendar and Significant Events

News Flash

American Double's Albany Records double-CD release of William Bolcom's complete works for violin and piano is now available on this site and in stores.

American Double's October 12, 2007 Augustana Arts concert is reviewed in the Rocky Mountain News. And in this article, Philip Ficsor speaks about the pleasures and challenges of playing and recording William Bolcom's music.

Coming up

February 25, 2008

American Double presents composer William Bolcom discussing his violin works in concert at Pickman Hall, Longy School of Music.
Venue: Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall at Longy School of Music www.longy.edu
Address: 27 Garden St., Cambridge, MA
Date/Time: Monday, February 25, 2008; 8:00 PM concert
Admission: $20 general/$10 seniors and students
Program:
Bolcom: Sonatina (1958) Boston premiere
Bolcom: "Suite for Solo Violin" (1977/2006) Boston premiere
Bolcom: Second Sonata (1978)
Bolcom: "Duo Fantasy" (1973)
Bolcom: "Graceful Ghost" Concert Variation (1983)
Bolcom: Fourth Sonata (1994)

February 26, 2008

St. Botolph Club presents William Bolcom, American Double and performing artists in celebration of composer’s 70th birthday.
Venue: St. Botolph Club
Address: 199 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02116
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 26, 2008; 8:00 PM concert
Admission: St. Botolph Club members only
Program: Selections from the following:
Bolcom: "Suite for Solo Violin" (1977/2006)
Bolcom: Second Sonata (1978))
Bolcom: "Duo Fantasy" (1973)
Bolcom: "Graceful Ghost" Concert Variation (1983)
Bolcom: Fourth Sonata (1994)

February 27, 2008

Harvard Musical Association presents William Bolcom, American Double and performing artists in celebration of composer’s 70th birthday.
Venue: The Marsh Room of the Harvard Musical Association
Address: 57A Chestnut St., Boston, MA 02108
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 27, 2008; 8:00 PM concert
Admission: HMA members only
Program: Selections from the following
Bolcom: "Suite for Solo Violin" (1977/2006)
Bolcom: Second Sonata (1978)
Bolcom: "Duo Fantasy" (1973)
Bolcom: "Graceful Ghost" Concert Variation (1983)
Bolcom: Fourth Sonata (1994)

 

On the horizon

March 4, 2008

All-Steinway school Westmont College presents Pulitzer Prize-winning composer William Bolcom and American Double in concert at Steinway Hall, NYC
Venue: Steinway Hall New York
Address/Directions: 109 W 57th Street, New York, NY 10019; (Map it with Google Maps)
Date/Time: Tuesday, March 4, 2008; 8:00 PM concert
Admission: By invitation only
Program:
Bolcom: Sonatina (1958)
Bolcom: "Suite for Solo Violin" (1977/2006)
Bolcom: Second Sonata (1978)
Bolcom: "Duo Fantasy" (1973)
Bolcom: "Graceful Ghost" Concert Variation (1983)
Bolcom: Fourth Sonata (1994)

March 6, 2008

Yale University School of Music welcomes guest artists William Bolcom and American Double to perform at prestigious contemporary music series “New Music New Haven.”
Venue: Morse Recital Hall at Albert Sprague Memorial Hall
Address/Directions: 98 Wall St., New Haven, CT (Directions)
Date/Time: Thursday, March 6, 2008; 8:00 PM concert
Admission: Free of charge
Program: Selections from the following:
Bolcom: Sonatina (1958)
Bolcom: "Suite for Solo Violin" (1977/2006)
Bolcom: Second Sonata (1978)
Bolcom: "Duo Fantasy" (1973)
Bolcom: "Graceful Ghost" Concert Variation (1983)
Bolcom: Fourth Sonata (1994)

 

Recent Milestones

August 16, 2006

Philip Ficsor assumes position as Assistant Professor of Violin at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California.

August, 2006

Constantine signs with Naxos Records to record the complete piano works of William Bolcom on six albums

 

Yesterday's news

October 14, 2007

American Double presents an All-Bolcom concert on "Speaker and Arts" series presented by Whitworth College. (Press Release [PDF])
Venue: "Speaker and Arts" series at William H. Cowles Jr. Recital Hall, Whitworth College Music Department.
Address: 300 W. Hawthorne Road, Spokane, WA 99251
Date/Time: Sunday, October 14, 2007; 1:30 PM Pre-concert presentation; 3:00 PM concert
Admission: for more information call 509.777.1000.
Program:
Bolcom: Sonatina (1958)
Bolcom: "Suite for Solo Violin" (77/06)WA premiere
Bolcom: Second Sonata (1978)
Bolcom: "Duo Fantasy" (1973)
Bolcom: "Graceful Ghost" Concert Variation (1983)
Bolcom: Fourth Sonata (1994)

October19, 2007

Westmont College presents American Double playing selections from their national CD release "The Bolcom Project."
Venue: Montecito Covenant Church
Address: 671 Cold Springs Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Date/Time: Friday, October 19, 2007; 6 PM Pre-concert presentation; 7:30 PM concert
Admission: For more information call Sarah Squire at (805) 565-6889.
Program:
Brahms: "Sonatensatz" Op. posth.
Bolcom: "Duo Fantasy" (1973)
Bolcom: Fourth Sonata (1994)
Bolcom: "Graceful Ghost" Concert Variation (1983)
Franck: Sonata in A

September 1, 2007

Release of William Bolcom's complete works for violin and piano on Albany Records.

October 12, 2007

Augustana Arts presents American Double playing selections from their recent CD release "The Bolcom Project. (Press Release [PDF])
Venue: "Augustana Arts" at Augustana Lutheran Church
Directions/Location: 5000 E. Alameda Ave., Denver (Map it with MapQuest)
Date/Time: Friday, October 12, 2007; 6 PM Pre-concert presentation; 7:30 PM Concert
Admission: $15 Adult/$10 Senior/$5 Student.  Available at www.ticketswest.com, King Soopers or at (866) 464-2626.
Program:
Brahms: "Sonatensatz" Op. posth.
Bolcom: "Duo Fantasy" (1973)
Bolcom: Fourth Sonata (1994)
Bolcom: "Graceful Ghost" Concert Variation (1983)
Franck: Sonata in A

May 13, 2007

Constantine performs works by Brahms, Lister, Beaudoin et al at the Newton Free Library at 2:00 p.m.

May 5, 2007

Constantine performs music of Wagner and Wagner/Schemmer at the Harvard Musical Association. Additional information about this event will be available on this site at a later date.

May 4, 2007

Constantine performs works by Villa-Lobos with soprano Sandra Ferreira at Longy School of Music, Pickman Concert Hall. Please check this site for details at a later date.

April 28 & 29

Constantine performs works by Brahms and Beaudoin at Brandeis University. Information about the exact time and location of this event will be available on this site at a later date.

April 14, 2007

Constantine performs works by Brahms, Beethoven et al. at M. Steinert and Sons in Boston at 7 p.m.

March 18, 2007

Constantine performs works by Brahms, Beethoven et al. at the Memorial Hall Library in Andover at 2 p.m.

March 16, 2007

Constantine performs works by Shostakovich, Schemmer and Frank with cellist Sebastian Baverstam at the Harvard Musical Association.

March 10, 2007

Constantine is once again judging for the 2006-2007 American Fine Arts Festival,this time in Boston.

March 9, 2007

Constantine performs works by Shostakovich, Schemmer and Frank with cellist Sebastian Baverstam at the home of Lisa and Parky Shaw.

March 2 & 3, 2007

Constantine is a judge for the 2006-2007 American Fine Arts Festival (AFAF) in Toronto, Canada.

February 25, 2007

Constantine performs works by Shostakovich, Schemmer and Frank with cellist Sebastian Baverstam at the home of Marry McFadden and Larry Stiffler.

February 15, 2007

Constantine performs works by Tony Schemmer with tenors Daniel Mutlu and Rick Simpson at the Harvard Musical Association for Circolo Italiano

Feb 9 & 10, 2007

Constantine performs music of Andrew List with Rebecca Rice Dance at Cunningham Studio, NYC

February 6, 2007

Constantine performs works by Brahms, Mozart and Beethoven at the Faneuil Branch of the Boston Public Library at 6:30 p.m.

January 31, 2007

Constantine performs music of Andrew List with Rebecca Rice Dance at the St. Botolph Club at 5:30 p.m.

January 28, 2007

Constantine performs works by Shostakovich, Schemmer and Frank with cellist Sebastian Baverstam at the Weston Public Library at 2:30 p.m.

January 13, 2007

Constantine performs works by Beethoven, Schumann and Mozart at the Adams Street Branch of the Boston Public Library at 2 p.m.

November, 2006

Constantine shares a 2006 Project Award from Classics Abroad.

Nov 3 & 5, 2006

Philip is performing Mozart Concerto in A Major, K.
219 with Westmont Chamber Orchestra at Abravanel Hall, Music Academy of the West, at 8 p.m.

October 22, 2006

American Double presents William Bolcom's complete works for violin and piano. Time: 4:30. Place: Kerrytown Concert House, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Visit kerrytownconcerthouse.com for more details and ticket reservations.

October 1, 2006

Constantine is performing a recital entitled "Finehouse plays Fantasies" at the Weston Public Library at 2 p.m.

September 15, 2006

Philip is performing works by Mozart and Bolcom on a faculty recital at Westmont College.

September 14, 2006

Philip and Constantine present a lecture-recital on W.
Bolcom's violin and piano works at the National Conference of the College Music Society in San Antonio entitled "Elements of Eclecticism."

August 16, 2006

Philip Ficsor assumes position as Assistant Professor of Violin at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California.

July 9, 2006

Constantine performs at the "Sundays in July" series at the St. James Church, Gt. Barrington, MA at 2:00 p.m

May 27, 2006

Constantine performs at NEC's Williams Hall at 7:30 p.m. with cellist Sebastian Baverstam as part of CMFoNE Second International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition winners' concert. Visit cmfone.org for more information.

May 23, 2006

Constantine performs music by Mozart, Beethoven and Schumann at the St. Botolph Club, Boston, at 6 p.m.

May 19, 2006

Constantine performs music by Mozart, Beethoven and Schumann at NEC's St. Botolph Hall at 5 p.m. Visit concerts.newenglandconservatory.edu for more information.

May 15, 2006

Boston University commencement. Philip Ficsor will receive his Doctorate of Musical Arts in violin performance.

May 5, 2006

Philip Ficsor is one of three finalists selected by School of Music for Kahn Career Entry Grant.

April 30, 2006

Constantine performs music of Mozart at NEC's Jordan Hall at 8:00 p.m. as part of NEC Mozart Festival having been selected as one of the winners of NEC piano department's Honors Competition. Visit concerts.newenglandconservatory.edu for more information.

April 30, 2006

Constantine performs "Arie Antiche" for voice and piano by Tony Schemmer at the Harvard Music Association with tenors Rick Simpson and Daniel Mutlu. (2:00 p.m., by invitation only)

April 27, 2006

Constantine performs Beethoven's "Appassionata" Sonata at Amherst College, Northampton, MA at 10 a.m.

April 6, 2006

Philip Ficsor interviews William Bolcom for dissertation.

April 2, 2006

American Double competes in New England Chamber Music Association competition, playing Bolcom's Duo Fantasy.

March 31, 2006

Constantine performs music of Beethoven and Brahms in the "Music on Marlborough" concert series with cellist Sebastian Baverstam.

March 24, 2006

Constantine performs music of Beethoven and Brahms at MIT with cellist Sebastian Baverstam.

March 18, 2006

Constantine performs music of Rachmaninoff at John Hancock Hall, Boston.

February 26, 2006

Constantine performs Beethoven's "Fantasie" op. 77 at NEC's Jordan Hall.

January 24, 2006

Constantine performs Bartok's "Sonata for 2 Pianos and Percussion" at NEC's Jordan Hall with Yelena Beriyeva, Bill Holden and George Nickson.

August 4-18, 2005

Constantine takes part in the Holland Music Sessions, Bergen, Netherlands.

August 1-3, 2005

Recording of Duo Fantasy, Fourth Sonata and Graceful Ghost.

July 31, 2005

Concert at Great Barrington’s St. James as part of the “Brunch-time Musicales”.

July 24, 2005

Concert at Greenwood Music Camp, Deb Scherr director.

July 16, 2005

Sammy’s first concert: Bill Bolcom and Joan Morris.

May 24-30, 2005

Italian concerts.

March 17th, 2005

Samuel Henry Ficsor is born at 7:37 PM at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA to proud parents Claire-Marie and Philip Ficsor

Nov. 12-14, 2004

Performances at the Mount Washington Hotel and Resort.

March 2004

American Double tours Hungary.

 
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