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Ned Rorem   

***Sigma Alpha Iota National Arts Associate

You are invited to visit the composer's website for more information.

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Ned Rorem


Psalm 110, Central Bucks High School-West Choir, Joseph Ohrt, conductor, Ned Rorem, Christopher Delp, St Patrick’s Cathedral NY, Jan. 2011.


Lie of the Land, choreography by Martin Lawrance, danced to NR’s String Quartet #4, Richard Alston Dance Company, London, Norwich Theatre Royal; Norwich UK, March 2011.


War Scenes, on Songs of War, Simon Keenlyside, Baritone, Sony Classical, Nov. 2011. Chamber Music with Flute, Fenwick Smith, flute: Mountain Song, flute and piano, Trio for Flute, Cello and Piano, Book of Hours with harp accompaniment, Romeo and Juliet for flute and guitar, Four Prayers, flute and piano; NAXOS, Aug. 2011.  Jose Serebrier Conducts the Music of Ned Rorem: The Art of Sound, 5-CD boxed set, Carole Farley, soprano, Philippe Quint, violin, Jeffrey Khaner, flute, Simon Mulligan, piano, Wen-Sinn Yang, cello, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, NAXOS, 2010.




Bertha by New Hope Opera directed by Nadine Hellriegel at Opera stabile in Hamburg, Germany on 2/6/10.  Evidence of Things Not Seen, The Prince Consort at Wigmore Hall, London, United Kingdom on 3/14/10.  For Susan, The Prince Consort, at Wigmore Hall, London, United Kingdom on 3/14/10.  Sonnet 144 (Two Loves I Have), The Prince Consort, at Wigmore Hall, London, United Kingdom on 3/14/10.  Psalm 110 by Central Bucks County High School West Chamber Choir conducted by Joseph Ohrt at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York, NY on 1/17/11.


That Shadow, My Likeness, The Prince Consort, at Wigmore Hall, London, United Kingdom.  To a Young Girl, The Prince Consort, at Wigmore Hall, London, United Kingdom.  What If Some Little Pain..., The Prince Consort, at Wigmore Hall, London, United Kingdom.  Our Town by the University Of Colorado directed by Leigh Holman at the College of Music, Boulder, CO on 4/22 – 4/25/10; and by Opera Idaho directed by David Cox at Egyptian Theatre in Boise, ID on 10/8 – 10/10/10.  Ariel by Laura Aikin, soprano; Nicola Jürgensen, clarinet; Donald Sulzen, piano; Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Botzmannstr. 22, Berlin, Germany on 12/3/10.


Double Concerto; Double Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra by IRIS Orchestra, Jaime Laredo, violin; Sharon Robinson, cello; conducted by Michael Stern.  After Reading Shakespeare, Naxos Records 8.559316.  On an Echoing Road, Music for voices and piano by Prince Consort / Alisdair Hogarth. Linn Records CKD 342.



Celebrating his 85th birthday this year, Rorem’s publishers Boosey & Hawkes, offer a retrospective of his selected Chamber Works, including Romeo and Juliet (nine pieces for flute and guitar, United States (string quartet in seven movements), and Scenes from Childhood (for oboe, horn, piano, and string quartet). For further information, contact




Ned Rorem’s eighteenth book, Wings of Friendship: Selected Letters 1944-2003, was published in June 2005 by Shoemaker & Hoard. You are invited to visit the composer’s website at


The two-act opera Our Town, based on the play by Thornton Wilder, was introduced February 24, 2006, in Bloomington, IN.


Songs of Ned Rorem: mezzo-soprano Susan Graham, pianist Malcolm Martineau, Ensemble Oriol; Erato 8573-80222-2. More Than A Day and Other Songs: Briana Asawa, countertenor, with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra conducted by Jeffrey Kahane; BMG/RCA Victor 63512. Two-Piano Works of Ned Rorem: Phoenix USA PHCD 138. Thirty Songs of Ned Rorem: soprano Carol Farley accompanied by the composer; Naxos. Ned Rorem Chamber Music: Newport Classic NPD85663. Sing My Soul: Choral Works of Ned Rorem: Albany TROY 307. Violin Concerto; violinist Philippe Quint, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic under the direction of Jose Serebrier; Naxos. In 2006, soloist Jeffrey Khaner is scheduled to release a recording of Rorem’s Flute Concerto, a work he commissioned.

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