• Other Minds Festival: OM 9: Concert 1, An Evening with Ned Rorem (Part III), 4 of 4
Other Minds Festival: OM 9: Concert 1, An Evening with Ned Rorem (Part III), 4 of 4
Other Minds Festival: OM 9: Concert 1, An Evening with Ned Rorem (Part III), 4 of 4

Ned Rorem oversees a rehearsal with pianists during the 9th Other Minds Festival, San Francisco CA (2003)

Other Minds Festivals ➔ Other Minds Festival: OM 9: Concert 1, An Evening with Ned Rorem (Part III), 4 of 4

Digital Moving Image

Event Type
Other Minds
Program Series
Other Minds Festival
Program Length
167 min
4 of 4
2003-03-05 | created
Second half of the first concert of the 9th Other Minds Festival. “An Evening with Ned Rorem”. March 5, 2003. Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, San Francisco, CA.
Ned Rorem Part III, and and In Memoriam Lou Harrison.

Ned Rorem: Evidence of Things Not Seen (1997) (West Coast Premiere) (Cont.)

Part Three: Ends
28. He Thinks Upon His Death (Julien Green)
29. On an Echoing Road (Colette)
30. A Terrible Disaster (Paul Goodman)
31. Come In (Robert Frost)
32. The Old Men Admiring Themselves in the
Water (William Butler Yeats)
33. End of the Day (Charles Baudelaire)
34. Faith (Mark Doty)
35. Even Now (Paul Monette)
36. Evidence of Things Not Seen (William Penn)

San Francisco Opera Center Singers; Mark Morash and Monica Vanderveen, piano

Im Memoriam Lou Harrison (1917-2003)
King David’s Lament (1941; choral version 1985; arr. by Christi Denton 2003) (San Francisco Premiere)
Lou Harrison composed King David’s Lament for Jonathan in October 1941. In 1985, he revised the work and incorporated it into "Three Songs" for male chorus. Baritone John Duykers and duo pianists Robert Krupnick and Donald Cobb premiered the original version at the Oakland Museum on March 19, 1972. The Three Songs were premiered on September 28, 1985 by the Portland Gay Men’s Choir, with Gilbert Seely conducting.

The text is from II Samuel 1:26. The version that Lou Harrison has set reads: “Now I grieve for you, my brother Jonathan; Dear and delightful you were to me, Your love surpassing the love of women. Now I grieve for you, my brother Jonathan.”

Harold Gray Meers, tenor; Mark Morash & Jake Heggie, piano four hands; San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, Kathleen McGuire, conductor. Members of the Other Minds Audience are encouraged to join in half way through at the conductor’s signal.

Pamela Wunderlich will be appearing tonight as Willis, et pied à terre, and A Middle Eastern Jewel for Lou Harrison.

[Noted taken from the original printed program.]
Art songs
20th century classical
Musical Selections
Evidence of Things Not Seen: Part Three (1997) (34:00) / Ned Rorem -- King David’s Lament (1941, 1985) [arr. 2003 by Christi Denton] (6:19) / Lou Harrison
San Francisco Opera Center Singers:
Elizabeth Caballero, soprano
Karen Slack, soprano
Michelle Wrighte, mezzo-soprano
Harold Gray Meers, tenor (Evidence, King David’s Lament)
Brad Alexander, baritone
Hugh Russell, baritone
Mark Morash, piano
Monica Vanderveen, piano
Mark Morash and Jake Heggie, piano four hands (King David’s Lament)
San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus (King David’s Lament)
Kathleen McGuire, conductor (King David’s Lament)
Audience members
Song Cycles
Art songs
Choral music
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