Today: McKeldin 08:00AM - 05:00PM

Evidence of Things Not Seen - Saturday, May 1, 2010

Diba Albi, soprano Michelle Rice, mezzo-soprano Kerry Jennings, tenor Christopher DeVage, baritone Scott Crowne, piano Tim McReynolds, piano

Saturday, May 1, 2010 5:00 pm - Joseph and Alma Gildenhorn Recital Hall

A pre-show discussion featuring Dr. Patrick Warfield, musicologist, will be held in the School of Music Lecture Hall, Room 2200 at 4:00PM.

Ned Rorem's modern song cycle, Evidence of Things Not Seen includes 36 texts by 24 authors including William Penn, Langston Hughes, and Rudyard Kipling. Divided into Part One: Beginnings, Part Two: Middles, and Part Three: Ends, this piece is a rich literary reflection of our journey, addressing life, love, loss, and learning. A chamber piece for four voices, Evidence of Things Not Seen closes with the words of William Penn, "Look not to things that are seen, but to that which is unseen; for things that are seen pass away, but that which is unseen is forever." Learn more about this and other Rorem works, and read the writings of one of the great composers of the twentieth century:

  A score and recording of Evidence of Things Not Seen

  Writings by Ned Rorem, including the composer's famous diaries and autobiography

  Recordings of selected works by Ned Rorem