Ned Rorem in Paris - July, 1957

from The New York Diary: Paris, Italy, Hyères, Paris, New York Summer-Autumn, 1957, page 297:

Concert of my music at the American Embassy. Because soprano Ethel Semser's nice leg was in a plaster cast he could not walk. We therefore kept the curtain down, posed Ethel beside the piano like a statue in en evening gown, and were both on stage when the curtain rose. Then, my God, it wasn't us but the audience which seemed on display as we gazed out over that Proustian assemblage of heads.
cite as

Ned Rorem, The New York Diary: Paris, Italy, Hyères, Paris, New York Summer-Autumn, 1957. In The Paris Diary and The New York Diary 1951-1961 (New York, 1998), p. 297. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1398194103437 accessed: 27 January, 2021

location of experience: Paris

Listeners

Ned Rorem
Critic, essayist, Composer, Diarist […]
1923-

Listening to

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unknown
written by Ned Rorem
performed by Ethel Semser, Ned Rorem

Experience Information

Date/Time July, 1957
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Notes

Experience took place at the American Embassy in Paris.


Originally submitted by iepearson on Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:15:03 +0100