Simon Morrison is an archival historian specializing in 20th-century Russian and Soviet music with expertise in opera, dance, film, sketch studies, and historically informed performance.
Princeton University Concerts presents The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center on October 10, 8:00 PM at Richardson Auditorium. The program includes the original orchestration of Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring, which was written as the score to Martha Graham's ballet of the same name. Experience the full ballet, featuring Graham, in this film screening produced in partnership with the Princeton Garden Theatre. One of the great artistic forces of the twentieth century, performer, choreographer, and teacher Martha Graham influenced dance worldwide. Martha Graham: Dance on Film presents a sampling of her stunning craft through three short pieces. A Dancer's World (1957), narrated by Graham herself, is a glimpse into her class work and methodology. Appalachian Spring (1958) and Night Journey (1961) are two complete Graham ballets, the first a celebration of the American pioneer spirit, scored by Aaron Copland, the second a powerfully physical rendering of the Oedipus myth. These are signature Graham works and tributes to the art of the human body.
Princeton University Professor Simon Morrison will introduce the film.