SPEAKER: Craig Morrison
EVENT DATE: 12/06/2005
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 65 minutes
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The Library of Congress and W.W. Norton & Company celebrated the publication of "Theaters" with a special program of music and entertainment. Featured were an illustrated overview of the book by the author, Craig Morrison; a performance by Ted van Griethuysen of the Shakespeare Theatre Company; a musical performance by Genevieve Williams featuring songs composed by Cole Porter, George and Ira Gershwin, Howard Dietz and Irving Berlin; and a performance by the noted Russian pianist Svetlana Potanina of compositions by Sergei Rachmaninoff and Robert Schumann. In addition to a display of original manuscripts from the Music Division, the distinguished architect Rafael Vinoly presented a gift to the Library of his original designs for American theaters and performing arts centers, including the Kennedy Center.
The program was made possible by the Art and Architecture Committee of the James Madison Council, the Center for Architecture, Design and Engineering in the Library of Congress, the Music Division, the Publishing Office, the Shakespeare Theatre Company and W.W. Norton & Company.
Speaker Biography: With more than 30 years experience in preservation and restoration, architect Craig Morrison has worked nationwide with some of America's most notable historic buildings. Dedicated to thorough research, accurate restoration and sensitive adaptive design, he has specialized in restoration of theatres, opera houses, churches and other public buildings. His firm is based in New York.