9/11 tributes in Washington: Classical music

August 27, 2011
Classical concerts in commemoration

Selected concerts in the Washington area marking the 10th anniversary of 9/11:

Sept. 8: “9/11, 10 Years Later: An Evening of Remembrance and Reflection.” The Kennedy Center and the New Republic present an event hosted by Christiane Amanpour and featuring Wynton Marsalis, Emmylou Harris, Denyce Graves and the National Symphony Orchestra, with speakers Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice and others. Kennedy Center Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m. By invitation only for those affected directly by the 9/11 attacks.

Sept. 9: “Brahms Requiem,” Washington National Cathedral (with the Pentagon Memorial Fund), 7:30 p.m. Free; tickets required (202-537-2300).

Sept. 10: “A Concert to Heal.” Local artists perform in and around the Washington National Cathedral. 1 p.m. Free.

Sept. 11:For a Healing World,” a multi-faith, multi-genre concert with Denyce Graves and other artists at Washington National Cathedral. 8 p.m. Free; tickets required (202 537-2300).

Sept. 11: “In Search of Peace: A Concert of Remembrance and Hope.” Choralis’s concert includes a world premiere by local composer Gary Davison. National Presbyterian Church, 4 p.m. Free for families affected by the Pentagon attack.

Sept. 11: “Peace Concert.” The Washington Korean Symphony Orchestra presents the 10th iteration of this memorial concert. Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, 7:30 p.m. $50.

Sept. 11: The World Doctor Orchestra performs a remembrance of 9/11: Mahler’s “Resurrection” Symphony, Mozart’s 5th Violin Concerto and Barber’s “Adagio for Strings” at Strathmore. 7 p.m. $25-$75.

Sept. 11: “Remembering September 11.” The University of Maryland Orchestra and Chorus perform Mozart’s Requiem. Clarice Smith Center, 7 p.m. Free; tickets required (301-405-2787).

Anne Midgette

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