September 11 Tenth Anniversary Commemorative Concert
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space
NY Chamber Music Festival
New York Chamber Music Festival presents, in a co-production with Symphony Space, a commemorative tribute to the 10th Anniversary of September 11. Hosted by B.D. Wong, this free concert, performed by musicians from the New York Philharmonic and the Metropolitan Opera, is dedicated to the people of New York City. The evening's program includes specially selected music and poetry poignant to the events of 9/11, and will feature appearances by some of New York's most illustrious artists, actors, athletes and politicians, such as John McEnroe, Tamara Tunie, Jon Faddis, David Hazeltine, Pascal Roge, Anne-Marie McDermott, David Amram, Joan Copeland, Octavio Brunetti, Simon Mulligan, Alan Stepansky, Lera Auerbach, Scott Dunn, Ami Roge, Jon Deak, Craig Mumm, Howard Wall, Tomoko Kanamaru, Patricia Zuber, Elmira Darvarova, Mary Ann Mumm, Frank Messina, Isaiah Sheffer. Spoken tributes will be offered by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, Rev. Al Sharpton and others.
Music by: David Amram, Brahms, Samuel Barber, Chopin, Lera Auerbach, Liszt, Schumann, Laura Kaminsky (New York Premiere), Astor Piazzolla, Jon Deak (World Premiere), Wagner, Drew Hemenger (World Premiere), Sean Hickey, Simon Mulligan (New York Premiere), Justin Tokke, Franco Alfano (American Premiere).
Poetry by: Emily Dickinson, Dylan Thomas, Emily Brontë, Emma Lazarus, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Lera Auerbach, Karen Karpowich, Frank Messina, Skip Shea, Alphonse de Lamartine, Mary Elizabeth Frye, William Wordsworth.