Ned Rorem in Metropolitan Opera House (Lincoln Center) - 21 May, 1978

from The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, page 13:

Affection for Lillian Libman and not for Sol Hurok led me to accept an invitation from the former to compose a fanfare for the latter. Since Hurok, in name only, is sponsoring my two concerts next November, it seemed appropriate to offer something built on that name only. The "something" was conducted this evening by Robert Irving as a curtain-raiser to a gala at the Met honouring Hurok's sixtieth year of service to the Performing Arts. I called the fanfare Solemn Prelude.

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Ned Rorem, The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, volume 2 (San Francisco, 1987), p. 13. accessed: 22 July, 2024

location of experience: Metropolitan Opera House (Lincoln Center)


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Solemn prelude
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Date/Time 21 May, 1978
Medium live

Originally submitted by pashworth on Wed, 03 Jun 2015 14:17:11 +0100
Approved on Wed, 13 Jan 2016 09:31:38 +0000