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 Sotomayor, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, Rev. Al Sharpton and others.
Variations on Amazing Grace
Mary Elizabeth Frye
"Do not Stand at my Grave and Weep"
Sonata for Violin and Piano, September 11
Nocturne Op. 27, No. 2
Transformations II: Music for a Changing World
Reverend Al Sharpton
Adagio from String Quartet Op. 11
"Hope is the Thing With Feathers"
"Songs of Mourning"
War and Peace
"In Central Park"
St. Croix in the Rain
The Birds of Barclay Street
Edna St. Vincent Millay
"Dirge Without Music"
Union Square, September 14
"The New Colossus"
Nenia and Scherzino
Mose, The Fireman
"Composed Upon Westminster Bridge"
"Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night"