Susan Graham Performs Premiere of Ned Rorem’s Newly-Orchestrated Songs for Susan

Featuring Three Brand New Songs – at Carnegie Hall with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra on May 11

Susan Graham joins the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra for a series of concerts culminating at Carnegie Hall on May 11. She will sing world premieres of three brand new Ned Rorem songs as well as premiering eight newly-orchestrated arrangements – which Rorem has collectively titled 11 Songs for Susan. Graham’s recording Songs by Ned Rorem, featuring Malcolm Martineau at the piano, was issued by Erato in 2000, when it was abundantly praised by numerous critics and nominated for a Gramophone Award for “Best Vocal Recording”. Graham has called Rorem “the godfather of American song, with thoughtful melodies that go straight to the heart.” She explains: “I’m thrilled that Orpheus has commissioned orchestrated versions so that we can revisit these jewels in a new way.”


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