Ned RoremNed Rorem

Archive of Rorem on Rorem #0841

…we celebrate composer Ned Rorem with performances of his music in anticipation of his 85th birthday. On this week’s show, we visit with Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Ned Rorem and celebrate the remarkable and envigorating repertoire that he has composed for organists and choirs. Is it strange that an agnostic son of Quaker parents should write so compellingly for the church or is everything under the sun just a concert celebrating creativity? Insights from the artist with his art, it’s Rorem on Rorem.
2003 Berghaus organ at Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Wilkes-Barre, PA2003 Berghaus organ at Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Wilkes-Barre, PA

You Can Go Home Again! #0836

…excerpts from a weekend of special Pipedreams Live! events with Michael Barone in his ‘home town’ territory, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre region of northeastern Pennsylvania. In appreciation of the several musicians who influenced him during his early years in Kingston, Pennsylvania, Michael Barone dedicates this program to the spirits of Stella Pickett, Marion Wallace, and Howard Hallock, and to the continuing presence of Dorothy Turner and Robert Wech…with thanks!