KCUR Arts
1:45 pm
Thu March 27, 2003

Ned Rorem's cello concerto premieres in Kansas City

The Kansas City Symphony presents a world premiere by the New York based composer Ned Rorem.

Kansas City, MO – Rorem has been described as the world?s best composer of art songs?he?s also one of the most prolific. Ned Rorem's body of work includes three symphonies, four piano concertos, orchestral works, nine operas, and hundreds of songs and cycles. He?s also written sixteen books, including five volumes of diaries. Rorem turns 80 this year?and many of his works will be performed throughout the year in celebration of his long career. KCUR?s Laura Spencer reports.

Cellist David Geringas will be featured in Ned Rorem's cello concerto on Friday, March 28 and Saturday, March 29 at 8 PM at the Lyric, 11th and Central and Sunday, March 30 at 2 PM at Yardley Hall at Johnson County Community College.