The 81-year-old composer and pianist was to perform at the Kravis Center in a concert titled "Songs From the Americas," featuring his own songs and songs by Lowell Liebermann, William Bolcom, and Ernesto Lecuona. He has canceled his appearance "under advisement of his physician," according to a statement from the center.
The concert will take place as scheduled, with pianist William Hobbs performing in Rorem's place. Liebermann and soprano Carole Farley will also appear.
Farley, Liebermann, Rorem, and Bolcom, as well as pianist John Constable and guitarist Fabio Zanon, are also scheduled to perform at London's Wigmore Hall on June 1.