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Pulitzer Prize Centennial Concert

On Sunday, November 20 at 2:00 PM, the New World Symphony celebrates the Pulitzer Centennial, commemorating a century of the Pulitzer Prize, “100 Years of Excellence in Journalism and the Arts.” This unique chamber music concert “Taking the Prize: A Pulitzer Centennial Celebration” features three winners of the Pulitzer Prize for Music. The award is given “for distinguished musical composition by an American that has had its first performance or recording in the United States" and honors both the individual piece and its composer. This concert is part of the Pulitzer Prize Centennial Campfires Initiative. The Pulitzer Prize Board launched a "national initiative to ignite broad engagement with the journalistic, literary and artistic values they represent." The project includes events and conversations across the country throughout the year about the “impact of journalism and the humanities on our lives and times, illuminating their value to public life today and imagining their future.” This Pulitzer Prize musical celebration will be enhanced not only by the presence of composer Paul Moravec, but videos of Copland and Reich talking about each of their pieces will also be shown during the concert.

Artists Bt_info_artist New World Symphony (NWS) Bt_info_artist John Wilson Bt_info_artist Dima Dimitrova Bt_info_artist Jacob Hanegan Bt_info_artist Daniel Parrette

Composers Paul Moravec, Steve Reich, Aaron Copland

Works APPALACHIAN SPRING, Double Sextet, Tempest Fantasy