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A Musical Memorial for the Twentieth Anniversary of 9/11

Powerful works for violin, cello, and piano
about death and remembrance

September 5, 2021

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we wanted to perform this musical tribute to those victims and show the power of music to help overcome tragedies, both personal and communal.   Composers have long found solace in music to help them deal with crises and provide a pathway back to humanity in the face of unspeakable horrors.  Certainly, this long Covid pandemic has also forced us to find some extra meaning through music as well.  This concert will include Bach’s soulful Air on a G String plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the truly moving piece that was the most often played soon after 9/11 happened.  Also featured is one of the first pieces I performed after that attack—Shostakovich’s Piano Trio—written during World War II with numerous Jewish themes included.  I still remember the long silence and audible tears after we played that concert as people reflected not only on the Holocaust, but the 9/11 attacks and other instances of man’s inhumanity to other men.  We will also perform portions of Smetana’s Piano Trio in G Minor, which he wrote soon after the death of two of his daughters when he came close to committing suicide, but chose to memorialize them in music instead. This should be a very emotional, but powerful program.

 You must be vaccinated to attend this concert and masks are required.



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Sunday, Sep 05, 2021 @ 3:00pm

Church of the Redeemer
5603 N Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210

Due to the rise of Covid cases and the rather small space in our House, we have decided to move this concert to a wonderful new location that we hope can be a more regular concert venue in the future.  This is the Church of the Redeemer, a beautiful Church at the corner of Charles and Melrose, just north of Northern Parkway.  Please use the entrance on Melrose (not Charles) as this will lead you to the parking lot and the main Church entrance.  There is lots of room to socially distance, but the acoustics are wonderful wherever you sit.  There will be a contribution basket at the entrance with a suggested donation of $20 for adults ($15 for Church members) and free for children under 18 If you might be able to make your donation in advance by clicking on the yellow Donate button below, it would be greatly appreciated in terms of keeping track of our numbers.  You do not need to have a PayPal account.  Just input amount on the first screen and then click the bottom oval that says “Donate with a Debit or Credit Card.”  Thank you for supporting our wonderful musicians.

We hope you can join us for this fantastic program

 You must be vaccinated to attend this concert and masks are required.