Ned Rorem in New York - 13 April, 1987

from Lies: A Diary 1986-1999, page 78:

Weekend with Sylvia in Lancaster for Homer premiere, maximally rehearsed and replete with good will. Yet I was taken aback, not hearing it through their ears. The chorus of fifty was composed of amateurs, the three soloists were mediocre, and the eight instrumentalists were toneless.

cite as

Ned Rorem, Lies: A Diary 1986-1999 (New York, 2002), p. 78. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436397080602 accessed: 28 September, 2021

location of experience: New York

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Homer
written by Ned Rorem

Experience Information

Date/Time 13 April, 1987
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by pashworth on Thu, 09 Jul 2015 00:11:21 +0100
Approved on Mon, 01 Feb 2016 23:51:46 +0000