Ned Rorem in Maine - 20 March, 1985

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

At the performance last night, a minor mishap. The concerto opens with six fortissimo blasts from the brass followed immediately by the organ's entrance, quiet and smooth. No organ! Leonard had forgotten to turn on the blowers. A quick flick of the wrist, and all was well. But twixt the blast and the flick, and eternity. I was very, very pleased with Leonard, with Hangen, and with the whole young orchestra.
cite as

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

location of experience: Maine


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

Listening to

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

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 22:22:59 +0100
Approved on Thu, 28 Jan 2016 17:43:09 +0000