North Carolina Symphony Remembers 9/11 at Meymandi Concert Hall
North Carolina Symphony Music Director Grant Llewellyn announced today "North Carolina Remembers 9/11" at Meymandi Concert Hall in the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts on September 11, 2011, at 7:00 p.m.
"North Carolina Remembers 9/11" is presented on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001, in cooperation with WRAL-TV/Capitol Broadcasting, UNC-TV and the Triangle Interfaith Alliance.
"This important event is a way for all of us to commemorate the tragic events of September 11, 2001, and honor those who lost their lives," said Governor Beverly Perdue.
"North Carolina Remembers 9/11" integrates music and the spoken word. The program of music includes selections from the Mozart Requiem, as well as an excerpt from Raleigh composer J. Mark Scearce's This Thread, based on a poem by Toni Morrison titled "The Dead of September 11." The North Carolina Symphony will be joined by the North Carolina Master Chorale and vocal soloists Dominique Labelle, soprano, and Krista River, mezzo-soprano. Former Good Morning America host and broadcast voice of the North Carolina Symphony David Hartman and WRAL news anchor David Crabtree will also participate.
"I am very happy that the North Carolina Symphony is collaborating with so many other North Carolinians to recognize the tenth anniversary of 9/11," said Symphony Music Director Grant Llewellyn. "Music has the unique ability to bring people together, crossing all boundaries of culture and creed with ease. It also has the power to sooth, heal and inspire, and no music achieves this better than Mozart's eternal Requiem."
"North Carolina Remembers 9/11" will be broadcast live on UNC-EX, the Explorer Channel, at 7:00 p.m., with a repeat broadcast on UNC-TV at 10:30 p.m., and on WRAL-TV following the conclusion of CBS's 60 Minutes telecast, at 8:00 p.m.
Admission to the concert is free, but tickets are required. Tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 22, through North Carolina Symphony Audience Services in person; by phone at 919.733.2750 or toll free 877.627.6724; or online at www.ncsymphony.org. There is a limit of 2 tickets per person.
Meymandi Concert Hall is located in the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., in Raleigh.
Founded in 1932, the North Carolina Symphony performs over 175 concerts annually to adults and school children. The orchestra travels extensively throughout the state to venues in over 50 North Carolina counties. Under the artistic leadership of Music Director and Conductor Grant Llewellyn, Resident Conductor William Henry Curry and Associate Conductor Sarah Hicks, the orchestra employs 67 professional musicians.
Based in downtown Raleigh's spectacular Meymandi Concert Hall at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts and an outdoor summer venue at Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary, N.C., the Symphony performs about 60 concerts annually in the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and Cary metropolitan area. It also holds concerts in Fayetteville, New Bern, Southern Pines, Wilmington and many other North Carolina communities throughout the year.
UNC-TV is North Carolina's statewide public television network, a service made possible by a unique combination of public investment and private support.
Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. is a diversified communications company that owns and/or operates WRAL-TV, WRAL Digital, WRAL-FM, WRAL-HD2, WCMC-FM, WDNC-AM, WCLY-AM, Microspace, CBC New Media Group and Wolfpack Sports Marketing in Raleigh, N.C.; WJZY-TV and WMYT-TV in Charlotte, N.C.; WILM-TV and Sunrise Broadcasting in Wilmington, N.C.; WRAZ-TV and The Durham Bulls in Durham, N.C.; and real estate interests including the American Tobacco Project and Diamond View office buildings in Durham, N.C.
The Triangle Interfaith Alliance is a coalition of people of diverse faith promoting harmony, trust, respect and understanding, in Durham, Orange and Wake counties.