MUSIC WITHOUT BORDERS: AN EVENING WITH CHARLES LLOYD AND MARIA FARANTOURI
Wednesday, March 13th, 8 PM, Richardson Auditorium
Tenor saxophone titan Charles Lloyd has been hailed as one of the most restlessly inventive musicians in jazz history. Lloyd attained rock-star status in the mid-1960s with one of the all-time great quartets, featuring Keith Jarrett, Cecil McBee, and Jack DeJohnette. As the New York Times said, "Follow the career of Charles Lloyd, and you see a map of great jazz across half a century". His current quartet - Jason Moran, piano; Reuben Rogers, bass; and Eric Harland, drums - was honored as the best acoustic group in 2011 by the Jazz Times Critics' Poll.
Revered in her native Greece and throughout the world, Farantouri is the most famous living Greek singer. She was the legendary voice of resistance during the Greek military junta of the late 1960s, giving hope to millions through the banned protest songs of Mikis Theodorakis and earning widespread praise as the "soul of Greece". She has recorded and performed music by several Greek composers, but also by composers from George Gershwin to Lucio Dalla to Kurt Weill. Referred to as the "Joan Baez of the Mediterranean" (Le Monde), as “a gift from the gods of Olympus" (The Guardian), and as "a people's Callas" (The Daily Telegraph), she also is a well-known cultural and political activist.
Lloyd and Farantouri will be accompanied by Takis Farazis on piano, Eric Harland on drums, Reuben Rogers on bass, and Sokratis Sinopoulos on lyra. In addition to their performance, they will talk about the capacity of music for transformation.
This is a very special event and we hope that you will all join us. It is co-sponsored by the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies, supported by the Stanley J. Seeger Hellenic Fund, the Center for African American Studies, the Program in Jazz Studies and the Department of Music, the Lewis Center for the Arts, the Council for the Humanities, the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, the Office of the Dean of the College, and the Department of Comparative Literature.
You can view two clips of a performance with Lloyd and Farantouri in Athens, Greece from June 2010 here:
The event is free, but tickets are required and will be distributed in accordance with the following schedule:
Monday, February 25
Ticket distribution for Wilson College students, staff, and fellows begins at noon at the University Ticketing Office in the Frist Campus Center. The distribution continues, while supplies last, during normal business hours, Monday Friday, noon – 6pm. Wilson College students, staff, and fellows will receive 1 ticket per TigerCard and can present up to 2 TigerCards.
Thursday, February 28
Ticket distribution for all Princeton University students, faculty, and staff begins at noon at the University Ticketing Office in the Frist Campus Center. The distribution continues, while supplies last, during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, noon 6pm. Students, faculty, and staff will receive 1 ticket per TigerCard and can present up to 2 TigerCards.
Wednesday, March 6
A limited number of tickets will be available for the general public, starting at noon at the University Ticketing Office in the Frist Campus Center. The distribution continues, while supplies last, during normal business hours, Monday, Friday, noon 6pm. General public can pick up 2 tickets per person, while supplies last.
This is really an event you won’t want to miss! Take a break and experience a real treat!