Ned Rorem’s ground-breaking composition Evidence of Things Not Seen explores journey of a life lived, encompassing the emotional breadth of youthful innocence, love and love lost, the struggles with illness and grief, and, finally, the wisdom and reconciliation that can come at the end of life. The cycle’s texts include poems by Theodore Roethke, Walt Whitman, Paul Goodman, W.H. Auden, Oscar Wilde, as well as prose settings by William Penn and translations of the French authors Colette, Charles Baudelaire, and Julien Green. Written in 1997, the piece chronicles three main stages of human existence with a seamless combination of solos, duets, trios, and quartets.
This event will be live streamed, fredonia.edu/music/live
Event is free.
Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Mason Hall, Rosch Recital Hall
Mason Hall, Fredonia, NY 14063