Performances Up Close: Cécile McLorin Salvant, Vocals Sullivan Fortner, Piano

in partnership with McCarter Theatre Center and Princeton University Library
Apr 12, 2023, 6:00 pm9:00 pm
McCarter Theatre Center and Princeton University Library
  • Alumni
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Affairs
  • Public
  • Undergraduate
Event Description

General: $40 | Student: $10


  • An hour-long program with an audience seated on the stage
  • New commission inspired by Toni Morrison archives

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)


Event Type
Art and Culture
Event Category
AAS Recommended Event


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