Elinor Remick Warren Society
The Elinor Remick Warren Society was founded in 1996 to perpetuate
the musical legacy of Elinor Remick Warren and the tonal romantic
idiom in serious music, through the contribution of scholarship,
performances and recordings of the vocal repertoire, both solo and
choral, of the 19th and 20th centuries.
In March of 2000, the Society assisted with the Warren Centenary
Celebration in Washington, D.C., in conjunction with its presentation
to the Library of Congress of the Elinor Remick Warren Collection of
manuscripts and memorabilia from the composer's 75-year career.
Among events presented during the Centenary Celebration was the
Cathedral Choral Society's performance at Washington National
Cathedral of Warren's choral symphony, "The Legend of King
Arthur," conducted by J. Reilly Lewis, Music Director, and
featuring baritone Thomas Hampson. A recital of songs and piano works
by the composer was presented at Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of
Congress on Saturday, March 18, featuring Thomas Hampson, soprano
Christine Goerke, mezzo- soprano Margaret Lattimore, tenor Stanford
Olsen, and pianist Craig Rutenberg. Also on March 18 a symposium on
the composer's life and career was held at the Library of Congress.
(See details under Centenary)
As part of the Centenary Celebration, on Friday, March 17, the
Society sponsored a Master Class in Accompanying by pianist Craig
Rutenberg at the University of Maryland.
Also as part of the Celebration, on April 14, 2000, at the Los
Angeles Music Center, the Los Angeles Master Chorale, conducted by
Music Director Paul Salamunovich, presented a performance of the Sanctus
and Benedictus from Warren's Requiem. The Chorale and
Orchestra also featured Christmas Candle by Warren at its
holiday concert on December 19, 1999.
In January, 2000, Masters Music, Inc., published a Centenary Album
of Warren's songs as part of a continuing project to publish music by
Warren not currently available, including out-of-print songs,
unpublished songs, chamber music and piano works.
In 2001, the Elinor Remick Warren Society funded two important
projects in collaboration with The Library of Congress.
On January 22, at Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress,
the Society sponsored a master class with students from the Curtis
Institute of Music in Philadelphia, given by Thomas Hampson. The
entire three-hour session was filmed by two crews, directed by Jackson
Frost, Senior Producer at WETA, Washington. It is planned that the
completed video will be made available to educational institutions and
will be cybercast by the Library of Congress.
On March 16, at the Library's Coolidge Auditorium, the distinguished
American soprano Florence Quivar presented the world premiere of the
Society-sponsored song cycle "From the Diary of Sally Hemmings,"
with music by William Bolcom and text by Sandra Seaton. A cycle of 18
songs, "Diary" chronicles the relationship between the
slave, Sally Hemmings, and her master, Thomas Jefferson.
Elinor Remick Warren Society Projects, 1996-2012
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