Ned Rorem in New York - 20 January, 1985

from The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, page 533:

The evening could have been just the right length. At the benefit for New Music for Young Ensembles at Merkin Hall we each fit neatly into out fifteen-minute slot; Honi Coles, irresistible as he tapped to jazz improvisations; Jamie and Sharon, flawless in Ravel's duo; Roz and I, perfect in seven of my songs. But then Marvin Hamlish, unprogrammed and unbidden (so far as I know), usurped the stage and, with charmless vulgarity, showed no sighs of leaving after half an hour. So I (now sitting in the hall next to Red Heller who whispered, "Who is that man?") got up and left, in full view of the…   more >>

cite as

Ned Rorem, The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, volume 2 (San Francisco, 1987), p. 533. accessed: 8 December, 2023

location of experience: New York


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

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performed by Rosalind Rees, Ned Rorem

Experience Information

Date/Time 20 January, 1985
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by pashworth on Sun, 05 Jul 2015 23:34:56 +0100
Approved on Thu, 28 Jan 2016 17:30:46 +0000