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'Celebration of the Arts' planned, Nov. 9

"A Celebration of the Arts at Princeton," a showcase of free performances featuring faculty and students from the University Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, is planned for Friday, Nov. 9, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

Doors will open to the public at 4:45 p.m., and the performances will start at 5 p.m.

The event will include the Princeton premiere of "Margaret's Lullaby" an aria from the new opera "Margaret Garner" with libretto by Toni Morrison and music by Richard Danielpour. Morrison, the Robert F. Goheen Professor Emeritus in the Humanities, will introduce the piece, which will be performed by Tracie Luck and members of the Princeton University Orchestra. Luck sang the title role when "Margaret Garner" made its New York premiere at New York City Opera in September.

Also participating in the celebration will be the Princeton Laptop Orchestra, the Princeton University Jazz Composers Collective, the Princeton Nassoons and BodyHype Dance Company. Students performing in this fall's Program in Theater and Dance production of William Shakespeare's "The Winter's Tale" will present an excerpt. In addition, students will present original compositions by choreographer Mariah Steele, a member of the class of 2006, and composer Julia Brav, a member of the class of 2008.

Remarks will be offered by Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman, University Trustee Peter Lewis and Paul Muldoon, chair of University Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, which is sponsoring the celebration.

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