WRTI Spotlight
10:09 am
Wed September 7, 2011

We Won't Forget...A 10th Anniversary 9/11 Memorial on WRTI


On-the-Air and on WRTI HD-2

September 11th, 2 to 5 pm


From the Top alum William Harvey talks about his experience performing in NYC the week after 9/11 at 2 pm. The New York Philharmonic performs their Concert for New York, featuring Mahler's "Resurrection" Symphony at 3 pm. And on Now is the Time (on HD-2 and the WRTI classical stream) at 10 pm, you'll hear John Adams' Pulitzer-winning composition, On the Transmigration of Souls, commissioned by the NY Philharmonic to commemorate the September 11th tragedy.

From the Top

2 to 3 pm


Violinist William Harvey, a From the Top alum, talks about performing for Ground Zero rescue workers and for families of missing persons who were waiting for news of their loved ones at NYC's Armory - and how these experiences inspired him to change the world through music.

New York Philharmonic

3 to 5 pm


A Concert for New York for the Tenth Anniversary of 9/11: In Remembrance and Renewal

Maestro Alan Gilbert conducts Mahler's Symphony No. 2, "Resurrection"

Soprano Dorothea Roschmann, Mezzo-Soprano Michelle DeYoung

New York Choral Artists

Now is the Time with Kile Smith (on HD-2)

10 to 11 pm


John Adams: On the Transmigration of Souls

The New York Philharmonic commissioned John Adams to commemorate the 9/11 tragedy, and he responded with On the Transmigration of Souls. It stunned the audience with its mix of chorus, orchestra, street sounds, and the reading of names of the dead and messages from loved ones posted at Ground Zero. This work won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize.