Ned Rorem in Maine - 20 March, 1985

from The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, pages 549-550:

The Organ Concerto uses only four brass, timpani and strings. It sounds exactly as I prayed it would. The rehearsal went smoothly, commencing almost the minute we got off the plane Sunday. Leonard Raver knew his part cold, and Bruce Hangen, the dashing conductor, led the band enthusiastically in the overly live hall, almost drowning out the historic solo instrument.
cite as

Ned Rorem, The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, volume 2 (San Francisco, 1987), p. 549-550. accessed: 19 June, 2024

location of experience: Maine


Ned Rorem
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Organ Concerto
written by George Frideric Handel, Ned Rorem
performed by Leonard Raver

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by pashworth on Mon, 06 Jul 2015 22:19:30 +0100
Approved on Thu, 28 Jan 2016 17:42:15 +0000