Director Selects: Martha Graham Dance Company and Jason Moran
At The Soraya, we’re helping to make history. Students of music, dance, and American culture know that few individuals contributed more to the advancement of art in the 20th century than Martha Graham. Over the course of many decades, Graham commissioned musical compositions for all of her dances, by some of the great composers such as Copland, Menotti, Barber, Hindemith, and others. In that vein, The Soraya has co-commissioned Jason Moran, a familiar pianist and composer to our audiences, to create a new score for Canticle, which will have its world premiere at The Soraya on March 19, prior to opening in New York and then touring the world.