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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.




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+ 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.

 

PROGRAM

 

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"

 

Schumann-Lizst

Dedication

 

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

"Bicycle"

 

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

Remembrance

 

Wagner-Lizst

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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