Feb
6
5:30 PM17:30

A Centenary Celebration of Prokofiev and America

  • Woodrow Wilson Center Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center One Woodrow Wilson Plaza (map)
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The Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev first arrived in America on August 21, 1918, in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution and in the final act of the First World War. To mark the centenary of Prokofiev’s arrival, the Kennan Institute and the National Symphony Orchestra are pleased to present a celebration of Prokofiev and America. This event will feature a performance by the NSO's Last Stand Quartet of Prokofiev’s String Quartet No. 1 in B Minor, Op. 50, which was commissioned by the Library of Congress in 1931. Princeton University musicologist Simon Morrison will deliver the keynote address, “Prokofiev’s Demons.”

The event will be followed by a reception.

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International Symposium on Indigenous Communities and Climate Change Presented by The Humanities Council Fund for Canadian Studies, Program in Journalism and Princeton Environmental Institute
Dec
6
to Dec 7

International Symposium on Indigenous Communities and Climate Change Presented by The Humanities Council Fund for Canadian Studies, Program in Journalism and Princeton Environmental Institute

Two days of panels, discussions and activities with participation from journalists, scholars, and the students of the Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart. Registration is free. More information here

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Princeton University Ballet and Penguin Cafe present Cole Porter's Within The Quota
May
4
7:30 PM19:30

Princeton University Ballet and Penguin Cafe present Cole Porter's Within The Quota

  • Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University (map)
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In collaboration with the London-based ensemble Penguin Cafe, Princeton University has reimagined Within The Quota, a pantomime-ballet from 1923. Within The Quota, with a score by Cole Porter, responded to restrictive immigration quotas based on national origin that were enacted in 1921.

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