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Wed, Apr 12, 2023
6:00 pm

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One event on Wed, Apr 12, 2023 at 9:00 pm

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General: $40 | Student: $10

Cécile McLorin Salvant

You get a singer like this once in a generation or two.

30 years ago, the late author and Princeton University Professor Toni Morrison won the Nobel Prize in Literature—the first native-born American to receive that honor since John Steinbeck. Princeton University Concerts joins the Princeton University Library and the McCarter Theatre Center in a campus-wide celebration of this anniversary by commissioning MacArthur Fellow and three-time Grammy Award-winning jazz vocalist and composer Cecile McLorin Salvant to create a brand-new work inspired by Morrison’s archives, which are housed at the university and will be on display at Firestone Library in a much-anticipated exhibition in the spring. This tribute to the interdisciplinary and collaborative nature of the author’s legacy will be a rare glimpse into previously unknown aspects of her creative life and practice, as expressed through an equally rare, genre-defying artist— “one of the greatest jazz singers of her generation, although that label sells her short.” (Rolling Stone)


This event is presented by Princeton University Concerts. For a full event listing and tickets, please visit this link.

AN HOUR-LONG PROGRAM WITH AUDIENCE SEATED ON STAGE NEW COMMISSION INSPIRED BY TONI MORRISON ARCHIVES


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