Ned Rorem in Seattle - 26 March, 1984

from The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, page 460:

When Dennis Coleman invited me to the West Coast premiere of Whitman Cantata, it was suggested I 'play something' with the chorus. As I had nothing for piano & male chorus, JH suggested I simply accompany, as written, four of my simplest songs, each to be sung in unison by one of the four sections of the choir. The effect proved magical at the rehearsal, as at the performance last evening.

cite as

Ned Rorem, The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, volume 2 (San Francisco, 1987), p. 460. accessed: 24 May, 2024

location of experience: Seattle


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Date/Time 26 March, 1984
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by pashworth on Thu, 02 Jul 2015 11:47:14 +0100
Approved on Thu, 28 Jan 2016 14:07:51 +0000