The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard will mark the 100th anniversary of the Pulitzer Prizes with a special centennial celebration Sept. 10 and 11. The weekend of talks and performances will kick off with remarks by Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust and a performance by jazz legend Wynton Marsalis at Harvard’s Sanders Theatre. The theme of the weekend will be “Power: Accountability and Abuse,” and you can count on many Pulitzer Prize winners to be in attendance, including filmmaker-journalist-artist Laura Poitras; investigative reporters Bob Woodward and Sara Ganim ; author Junot Diaz; Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery; LBJ biographer Robert Caro; Globe photographer Stan Grossfeld and columnist and reporter Sacha Pfeiffer; editorial cartoonist Mark Fiore; playwright Lynn Nottage; and Nieman curator Ann Marie Lipinski.
The weekend-long celebration will wrap up with an evening performance of “On the Transmigration of Souls,” composer John Adams’s Pulitzer-winning piece inspired by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The concert will be conducted by Federico Cortese on the 15th anniversary of 9/11.
Admission to these events is free, but tickets are required (there’s a limit of two per person per event/session). Tickets become available starting Sept. 7 at noon at the Harvard Box Office at Farkas Hall, 10 Holyoke St., Cambridge.