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September 11 Tenth Anniversary Commemorative Concert
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This project is funded by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, through the generous support of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

+ About the Performance
This program was recorded 09/11/2011 at Symphony Space.

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 SotomayorPolice Commissioner Raymond Kelly, Rev. Al Sharpton and others.




David Amram

Variations on Amazing Grace


Mary Elizabeth Frye

"Do not Stand at my Grave and Weep"


Lera Auerbach

Sonata for Violin and Piano, September 11


Frederic Chopin

Nocturne Op. 27, No. 2


Emily Bronte

"To Imagination"


Sonya Sotomayor


Laura Kaminsky

Transformations II: Music for a Changing World


Reverend Al Sharpton


Samuel Barber

Adagio from String Quartet Op. 11


Emily Dickinson

"Hope is the Thing With Feathers"





Skip Shea

"Songs of Mourning"


Jon Faddis

War and Peace


Karen Karpowich

"In Central Park"


Simon Mulligan

St. Croix in the Rain


Gail Brewer


Frank Messina



Sean Hickey

The Birds of Barclay Street


Edna St. Vincent Millay

"Dirge Without Music"


Johannes Brahms

Adagio Mesto


Drew Hemenger

Union Square, September 14


Emma Lazarus

"The New Colossus"


Franco Alfano

Nenia and Scherzino


Jon Deak

Mose, The Fireman


William Wordsworth

"Composed Upon Westminster Bridge"


Justin Tokke




Isolde’s Liebestod


Dylan Thomas

"Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night"


Astor Piazolla

Adios Nonino

+ About the Artists

Actors B.D. Wong (host) and Tamara Tunie, best know for their roles in Law & Order, Special Victims Unit, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, Rev. Al Sharpton, John McEnroe and Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, joined by leading musicians from the New York Philharmonic and Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.

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