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Exclusive Talk by Professor Simon Morrison *97 and Performance of Romeo and Juliet (ballet)

  • 05 Nov 2008
  • 6:30 PM
  • Barbican Theatre, Silk Street EC2Y 8DS
Professor Simon Morrison *97 will give a talk on Prokofiev before the opening night performance of Romeo and Juliet, set to Prokofiev's original score. In this accessible lecture, Dr Morrison will speak about “The Unknown Prokofiev”, focusing on those works that, for various reasons, have not been published or performed. This is the first London performance of Sergey Prokofiev's "Romeo & Juliet, on Motifs of Shakespeare", Op. 64, restored by Morrison. The ballet is performed by the Mark Morris Dance Group and the London Symphony Orchestra. With a radically different ending to that of today's well-known version, the score has never before been performed as the composer intended, and this exciting collaboration marks a truly historic moment in dance and in music.

Time: Talk at 6:30, Performance at 7:45

To reserve a place: please email tamsintodd.defriez@princeton.org.uk  or phone 07771 768 766 as soon as possible. Spaces for the talk and performance tickets are very limited.

Cost: The talk is free to dues-paying members.
For the performance, a block of Gallery-level tickets costing £12 each has been reserved. If you wish to reserve one of these tickets please contact Tamsin, tamsintodd.defriez@princeton.org.uk.
If you wish to book seats in the Stalls or Circle, please contact the Barbican about availability and booking, online at http://www.barbican.org.uk/eticketing or by phoning the box office on 020 7638 8891. Ticket availability is very limited at this time.

More about 'The Unknown Prokofiev':

See PAW's recent article on Unmasking Prokofiev: A Princeton scholar goes to great lengths to uncover the true works and personal story of the Russian composer.

About Professor Morrison:

Simon Morrison is an authority on Russian composer, pianist and conductor Sergei Prokofiev, a talent who mastered numerous musical genres and is regarded as one of the major composers of the 20th century.  He will also present some clips of Prokofiev talking about his music and playing it.Simon Morrison is Professor of Music at Princeton University, where he specializes on Russian and French modernist music. He is the author of The People’s Artist: Prokofiev’s Soviet Years (2008). Besides academic publications, he has written for The New York Times, New York Review of Books and London Review of Books. He is the President of the Sergei Prokofiev Foundation.
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