Catherine Drinker Brown et al. in White House - 18 June, 1965

from 1965, page 147:

Return en masse to the White House State Dining Room where Marian Anderson tonelessly introduced Roberta Peters and praised American music (making no mention of me, or of any composer) and the Louisville Orchestra then played my Eleven Studies (cut version). On my right sat the president of the Indianapolis Symphony who talked to me all during the music; to his right, the First Lady in meditation; on my left, Catherine Drinker Bowen scribbling notes on how divine my piece sounded; on her left, George Kennan. And me, heart pounding, because the presumable cream of U.S. culture was obliged to …   more >>
cite as

Ned Rorem, 1965. In The Later Diaries of Ned Rorem 1961-1972 (San Francisco, ), p. 147. accessed: 5 December, 2021

location of experience: White House


Catherine Drinker Brown
George Kennan
Diplomat, historian, political scientist
Ned Rorem
Critic, essayist, Composer, Diarist […]

Listening to

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'Eleven Studies for Eleven Players'
written by Ned Rorem
performed by Louisville Orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time 18 June, 1965
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by iepearson on Thu, 08 Jan 2015 22:33:49 +0000
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 11:32:10 +0000