The end of the 2011/2012 season for Princeton University Concerts is upon us which means there is a special show in store for the Princeton community. For the first time in the 118-years of production, Princeton University Concerts will have presentation that combines music and dance. Having Mark Morris and David Daniels, two of the best in their respective fields, in a show together on Thursday, May 3rd at 8pm in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall will be the most exciting way to bring the season to an end.
Mark Morris was born on August 29, 1956 in Seattle, Washington, where his appreciation for music and dance was nurtured. Morris, one of the best choreographers of all time, has made a name for himself with the extensive work he has done. Morris has worked with opera, directing and choreographing productions for the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Gotham Chamber Opera, English National Opera, and The Royal Opera in Covent Garden, which heightens the expectations of the show.
Born on March 12, 1966 in Spartanburg, South Carolina, David Daniels also has a spectacular list of accomplishments under his belt. Daniels made history when he became the first countertenor to give a solo recital in the main auditorium of Carnegie Hall. Daniels’ work has received praises from different media sources like the Chicago Tribune mentioning that Daniels is “today’s gold standard among countertenors.” Gramophone magazine also praised Daniels for his astounding work as a countertenor.
The audience is sure to enjoy seeing new choreography being performed by members of the Mark Morris Dance group at the recital to live music. Daniels makes the recital more interesting by placing the music center stage and challenging Morris to create work around such an intimate space. The result of the work between both Morris and Daniels can be witnessed and enjoyed on May 3rd’s concert. Having such an amazing show for the PUC’s closing has inspired the next project to pair pianist Richard Goode and poet C.K. Williams in the 2012-2012 concert season, so the Princeton community has another great show to look forward to.
There will be a free pre-concert talk between Morris and Professor of Music Wendy Heller at 7pm for all ticketholders. Ticket prices will depend on seating and will vary between $40, $30 and $20 for the general audience and $10 and $5 for students. To buy tickets by phone please call 609-258-9220, visit the website at princeton.edu/utickets , or go in person to Frist Campus Center Ticket Office (open Monday-Friday, 12-6pm)/ Richardson Auditorium Ticket Office (open two hours prior to the performances at Richardson Auditorium). If you have any questions or need more information please contact Princeton University Concert at (609) 258-2800