PUBLIC RADIO INTERNATIONAL PRESENTS A SPECIAL PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY RADIO BROADCAST IN HONOR OF THE VICTIMS OF 9/11
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 8, 2011
PUBLIC RADIO INTERNATIONAL PRESENTS
A SPECIAL PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY RADIO
BROADCAST IN HONOR OF THE VICTIMS OF 9/11
PITTSBURGH—In honor of the victims and of the tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks in the United States, Public Radio International (PRI) is distributing nationwide “Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra: A Concert of Remembrance,” produced by Classical WQED-FM 89.3.
Join host Jim Cunningham on Sunday, September 11th from 6-8 p.m. on WQED-FM 89.3 for this concert broadcast originally performed just three days after the 9/11 attacks on September 14, 2001.
Music selections will include:
• Aaron Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man;
• Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3: Funeral March;
• and John Adams’ On the Transmigration of Souls.
In addition to the music, A Concert of Remembrance will include the moving speech former Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director Mariss Jansons gave from the stage of Heinz Hall during that performance and advice Mister Rogers gave to children on the first anniversary of 9/11 in 2002.
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