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Cécile McLorin Salvant, Vocals
Sullivan Fortner, Piano

in partnership with McCarter Theatre Center and Princeton University Library

Princeton University Concerts Debut

When

Wednesday, April 12, 2023, 6:00 PM EDT, 9:00 PM EDT

Where

Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

Tickets

General: $40 | Student: $10

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

—Wynton Marsalis (Trumpeter, Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center)

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About the Event

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)

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Musicians

Cécile McLorin Salvant Vocals

Sullivan Fortner Piano

Program

  • AN HOUR-LONG PROGRAM WITH AUDIENCE SEATED ON STAGE
  • New Commission Inspired by Toni Morrison Archives

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