September 11 Concerts

Orchestral Performances in Observance of the Tenth Anniversary of September 11

pdf Press release

(listed below by date)

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September 8

National Symphony Orchestra
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Washington, D.C.

9/11: 10 Years Later— An Evening of Remembrance and Reflection

Hosted by Christiane Amanpour.  Artists will include Denyce Graves, Emmylou Harris, Wynton Marsalis, and the National Symphony Orchestra conducted by John Mauceri. Commemorative remarks and readings will be offered by Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, Madeleine Albright, Leon Wieseltier, and other guest speakers. The by-invitation-only audience at the Kennedy Center will include members of the 9/11 community and other special guests.

North Carolina Symphony
Raleigh, NC
Grant Llewellyn, conductor

Mozart            Ave Verum Corpus
Scearce        This Thread (words by Toni Morrison)
Mozart            Requiem Mass in d minor

Additional concert on September 10 and a free public event, North Carolina Remembers 9/11, on September 11, featuring excerpts from earlier concerts, words from North Carolina Governor Beverly Purdue, and an interfaith invocation by the president of the Triangle Interfaith Alliance, and prayers for peace from four young people representing Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and Native American traditions. The event will be televised statewide. 

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September 9

San Francisco Symphony
San Francisco, CA
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor

All San Francisco Concert
Grieg            The Last Spring, Opus 34, no.2 

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Utah Symphony│Utah Opera
Salt Lake City, UT
Thierry Fischer, conductor

Adams            On the Transmigration of Souls
Beethoven        Symphony No. 9

Additional concert on September 10

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September 10

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Cincinnati, OH
Itzhak Perlman, conductor

Bach            Violin Concerto No. 1
Mozart            Symphony No. 25
Bach            Air on a G String (Orchestral Suite No. 3)
Dvořák            Symphony No. 3

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New York Philharmonic
New York, NY
Alan Gilbert, conductor

Mahler            Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection”

Televised nationally on PBS on 9/11/11

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Orchestra Iowa
Cedar Rapids, IA
Timothy Hankewich, conductor

Brucemorchestra IV: Crown Imperial
Elgar             “Nimrod” from Enigma Variations
Walton             Crown Imperial
Elgar             Pomp and Circumstance
Holst            “Jupiter” from The Planets
Parry            Coronation Choral Anthems
Rózsa            “Parade of Charioteers” from Ben Hur
Respighi        Pines of Rome

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Orchestra of Saint Luke’s 
Paul Taylor Dance Company
Limón Dance Company
Voices of Ascension
New York, NY
Nelson A. Rockefeller Park

Bach            Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 3 and 6

Additional concert on September 11

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San Juan Symphony
Durango, CO

Smith            The Star-Spangled Banner
Sousa            The Thunderer March
Lowden (arr.)        Armed Forces Salute
Custer (arr.)        Salute to Big Bands
Krogstad (arr.)        Shenandoah
Leigh            The Impossible Dream
Gould            American Salute
Schoenberg, C.M.    Les Misérables
Williams        Theme from ET
Alford            Colonel Bogey March
Anderson        Bugler’s Holiday
Horner            Medley from Titanic
Cerulli (arr.)        Rock Around the Clock
Sousa            Stars and Stripes Forever
Ward            America the Beautiful
Lopez (arr.)        Selections from Indiana Jones

Additional concert on September 11

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Summerville Community Orchestra
Summerville, SC
Alexander Agrest, conductor

Program TBD

Additional concert on September 11

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September 11

Boise Philharmonic*
Boise, ID

Aitken            And None Shall Be Afraid**
*free concert performed by the Boise Philharmonic Master Chorale
**specially commissioned work

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Boston Symphony Orchestra
Boston, MA
Massachusetts Remembers 

A concert and ceremony in tribute to America and to the heroes and the fallen of that tragic day. We will also honor American service men and women who have served and are serving in Afghanistan and Iraq. The two-hour tribute will include readings, poems, prayers, and a time for reflection and remembrance. There will be a special musical program to be performed by the Boston Pops Brass Ensemble and Boston Children’s Chorus.

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The Cleveland Orchestra
Cleveland, OH
Loras John Schissel, conductor

9/11 Commemoration Concert:  Remembrance, Dedication, Hope
Gould                              Memorials
Copland                          The Tender Land
Williams                          Born on the 4th of July
                                       Miscellaneous patriotic selections   

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East Bay Performing Arts
Oakland, CA
Rolling Requiem*
Mozart            Requiem Mass in d minor
*nationwide project

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Elgin Symphony Orchestra
Elgin, IL
Andrew Lewis, conductor

Concert of Remembrance
Adams            On the Transmigration of Souls
Brahms        A German Requiem

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Fort Wayne Philharmonic
Fort Wayne, IN
Andrew Constantine, conductor

9/11: A Musical Memorial and Celebration
Smith                The Star-Spangled Banner
Copland            Fanfare for the Common Man
Barber                Adagio for Strings
Fauré                Requiem, IV: “Pie Jesu”
Bach                Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 1708
Bernstein            Overture to Candide   
Thompson    The Testament of Freedom, I: “The God Who Gave Us Liberty”; IV: “I Shall Not Die Without a Hope”
Beckel                I Am the American Flag
Price & Raye            Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
Rodgers & Hammerstein    “Edelweiss” from The Sound of Music
Gould                American Salute
Lowden            Armed Forces Salute
Trad.                Sing Out America
Sousa                Stars and Stripes Forever

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Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra
Harrisburg, PA
Stuart Malina, conductor

9/11:  A Community Remembers
                    Jazz selections
Mozart         Requiem Mass in d minor

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Kilgore College
Kilgore, TX

Smith            The Star-Spangled Banner
Copland        Fanfare for the Common Man
Verdi            Requiem, I: “Requiem and Kyrie”
Barber            Adagio for Strings
Williams        Liberty Fanfare
            America the Beautiful (arr. Reed)
            Fifty Nifty United States
            American Armed Forces Medley (arr. Williams)
Copland        Lincoln Portrait
Berlin/Healy        God Bless America

Madison Symphony Orchestra
Madison, WI
Gary Lewis, Conductor

Overture Organ Concert
Smith            The Star-Spangled Banner
Copland        Fanfare for the Common Man
Barber            Adagio for Strings
Fauré            Requiem, VII: “In paradisum”
Brahms        A German Requiem, V: “Ye Now Are Sorrowful” (soprano solo)
Morricone        Gabriel’s Oboe
Rutter            Lord, Make Me an Instrument
Dragon (arr.)        America the Beautiful

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Memphis Symphony
Memphis, TN
Stilian Kirov, conductor

From the Heart to the Soul
Smith            The Star-Spangled Banner
Copland        Fanfare for the Common Man
Barber            Adagio for Strings
Bagley            National Emblem March
Dvořák            Suite in A Major, V: Allegro
Sousa            Liberty Bell March
Gershwin/Sayre    George Gershwin in Concert
Gould            American Salute
Sam (arr. Shoup)    Soulful 1812
Sousa            Stars and Stripes Forever

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Mid-Texas Symphony Orchestra
Seguin, TX

Heroes
Mairs            Lacrimosa et Benedictus (For the Victims)
Copland        A Lincoln Portrait
Beethoven          Symphony No. 3, "Eroica"

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Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra
Milwaukee, WI
Rolling Requiem*
Mozart            Requiem Mass in d minor
*nationwide project

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National Arts Centre Orchestra
Ottowa, Canada
Peter Oundjian, Conductor

Hope and Remembrance (begins at 8:46 a.m.)
[selections TBA]        Ottawa Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys
Mozart                            Symphony No. 40 in G minor, I: Molto allegro
Barber                            Adagio for Strings
Elgar                              “Nimrod” from Enigma Variations
Brahms                          Symphony No. 1 in C minor, IV

Northbrook Symphony
Northbrook, IL
Lawrence Rapchak, conductor

From Sea to Shining Sea: Remembering Our Heroes and Celebrating Our Spirit...10 Years Later   
Reed            A Festive Prelude
Chadwick        Jubilee
Riegger        Dance Rhythms
Grofé            “Sunrise” from Grand Canyon Suite
            O Shenandoah
Guthrie        This Land is Your Land
Berlin            God Bless America
            You Raise me Up/Wind Beneath My Wings
Root            The Vacant Chair
Work            My Grandfather's Clock
Steffe            Battle Hymn of the Republic
Berlin            Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor   

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Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (on tour in Europe)

Berlin commemorative ceremony to occur at time planes hit the World Trade Center; musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will participate in the ceremony. 

Program TBD

Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra
Plymouth, MA
Celebrating American Spirit on the 10th Anniversary of 9/11
Bizet            “Toreador Song” from Carmen
            Selection of American classic songs
Gershwin        Medley
Berlin            A Symphonic Portrait

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ProMusica Arizona
Phoenix AZ

Rolling Requiem*
Mozart            Requiem Mass in d minor
*nationwide project

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Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra

A St. Louis Interfaith Memorial in Music*

String Quartet from the SLSO
Kristin Ahlstrom, violin
Jooyeon Kong, violin
Chris Tantillo, viola
Davin Rubicz, cello

Beethoven            String Quartet No. 10, mvt. II
*a collaboration with the Opera Theater of St. Louis


South Carolina Philharmonic
9/11 Remembrance Concert  (free outdoor event open to the public)
Morihiko Nakahara, conductor

Smith                 The Star-Spangled Banner              
Copland            Fanfare for the Common Man                   
Barber                 Adagio for Strings                       
Bernstein/Mason        Selections from West Side Story
Williams            "Hymn to the Fallen" from Saving Private Ryan
Lowden (arr.)            Armed Forces Salute                                       
Gould                American Salute   
Steffe/Wilhousky        Battle Hymn of the Republic
Williams            March from 1941
Berlin/Healey            God Bless America (w/narrator)           
Donaldson/Goodwin        Carolina in the Morning   
Ward/Reed            America the Beautiful   
Sousa                 Stars and Stripes Forever

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Symphony Space/New York Chamber Music Festival
New York, NY

Wide selection of music performed by musicians from the New York Philharmonic and Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

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Westchester Philharmonic
White Plains, NY
Dedication of Westchester 9/11 memorial

Smith            The Star-Spangled Banner
Barber            Adagio for Strings
Dragon (arr.)         America the Beautiful

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Wordless Music Orchestra
New York, NY
Ryan McAdams, conductor

Remembering September 11
Basinski        Disintegration Loop 1.1 (orchestration by Maxim Moston)
Marshall                Fog Tropes II
Schnittke      Collected Songs Where Every Verse is Filled with Grief (arrangement by David Harrington of music from Concerto for Mixed Choir)
Golijov            Tenebrae for String Quartet

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September 12

Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra
Bismarck, ND
Beverly Everett, conductor

A Place of Remembrance
Ewazen         A Hymn for the Lost and the Living
Greenberg         Skyline Dances
Haugen         “An Empty Place” from Transformations of Darkness and Light
Barber         Adagio for Strings

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September 16

Houston Symphony
Houston, TX
Hans Graf, conductor

Jalbert         Shades of Memory (premiere, commissioned for 9/11 anniversary)
Brahms        Violin Concerto
Dvořák            Symphony No. 6

Additional concerts on September 17, 18

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Madison Symphony Orchestra
Madison Symphony Chorus
Madison Youth Choirs
Madison, WI
John Demain, conductor
André Watts, piano

Adams            On the Transmigration of Souls
Grieg            Piano Concerto
Beethoven        Symphony No. 5

Additional concerts on September 17 and 18

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September 17

Des Moines Symphony
Des Moines, IA
Joseph Giunta, conductor

Spirit of America
Williams        Liberty Fanfare
Copland         Promise of Living
            Four popular opera arias
Beethoven        Symphony No. 9

Additional concert on September 18

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Helena Symphony
Helena, MT
Alan Scott, conductor
You You Zhang, piano

Barber            Adagio for Strings
Rachmaninoff        Piano Concerto No. 2
Elgar            Enigma Variations

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September 30

New York Philharmonic
New York, NY
Alan Gilbert, conductor

Corigliano        One Sweet Morning (premiere, commissioned for 9/11 anniversary)
Dvorak            Symphony No. 7

Additional concerts on October 1 and 4

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October 8

Salt Lake Symphony
Salt Lake, UT
Robert Baldwin, conductor

Schuman             New England Triptych    
Fuchs                Falling Man
Mahler             Symphony No. 4

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November 5

Pensacola Symphony Orchestra
Pensacola, FL
Peter Rubardt, conductor

A Remembrance of 9/11
Brahms          Tragic Overture
Adams          On the Transmigration of Souls
Beethoven          Symphony No. 5

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November 22

Eugene Symphony
Eugene, OR
Danail Rachev, conductor

Part of season-wide community project Counterpoint: War + Peace

Schuman        New England Triptych
Copland         Lincoln Portrait
Adams         On the Transmigration of Souls
Copland         “Promise of Living” from The Tender Land

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