Friday, August 12, 2011

WQXR Remembers 9/11 with Live Events and Broadcasts, Web Exclusives and Music Specials

Kent Tritle to Lead The Cathedral Choir of the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in its First Public Performance Under His Direction at The Greene Space at WQXR with “Music of Reflection and Resilience” on Friday, September 9 at 7pm

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the events of September 11, 2001, WQXR will present a range of live events, broadcast specials and web exclusives that harness the power of music to comfort, heal and uplift.

On FRIDAY, SEPTEMEBER 9 at 7pm, WQXR will present “Music of Reflection and Resilience: The Cathedral Choir of the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine,” the choir’s first public performance under the direction of the renowned Kent Tritle, at The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, WQXR’s intimate and acoustically superior live event venue.

Tritle, the newly appointed music director at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine and host of The Choral Mix with Kent Tritle on WQXR, will lead the professional Cathedral Choir in a program of works that offer solace, renewal, and hope. Musical selections will include a cappella and accompanied works by Bach, Mendelssohn and Tallis, as well as The Best Beloved, a composition by longtime Trinity Church choir member Chris DeBlasio.

Tickets for the performance are $20, and can be purchased at www.thegreenespace.org. In addition, the performance will broadcast live on Classical 105.9 FM WQXR and will stream as a live video webcast at www.wqxr.org.

On SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 at 7:30pm, WQXR will broadcast “A Concert for New York ,” the New York Philharmonic’s special free performance of Mahler’s No. 2, RESURRECTION, live from Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. The broadcast will be hosted by WQXR host Jeff Spurgeon, and the concert will feature Soprano Dorothea Röschmann, Mezzo-Soprano Michelle DeYoung, and the New York Choral Artists.

On SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 from 8am-1pm, WQXR will broadcast “Measuring Time,” a 5-hour music special programmed entirely by WQXR and WNYC listeners. Hosted by WQXR’s Elliott Forrest , the program will feature musical selections with deep significance and meaning suggested by listeners to help mark the day. WNYC, WQXR’s sister station, will air a multi-genre version from noon-4pm hosted by John Schaefer on 93.9 FM.

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