The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Saturday, November 18, 2017

The Metropolitan's "Remembering September 11" Commemorates 10th Anniversary of 9/11

NEW YORK, NY.- "Remembering September 11," a concert by the Wordless Music Orchestra conducted by Ryan McAdams, will commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11 at The Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing of The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Sunday, September 11, 2011, at 3:30 p.m. The hour-long program is free with Museum admission.

"The Museum is offering this concert in remembrance of a day that profoundly affected all of our lives," stated Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of the Metropolitan Museum. "The Met has long provided a place for reflection and solace, and on this important anniversary it will do so through the thoughtful works of these contemporary composers, brought to life in moving musical performances."

The event is part of a slate of activities on that day at the Museum commemorating the anniversary, including a talk with artist Faith Ringgold about the concurrent exhibition The 9/11 Peace Story Quilt, on view at the Metropolitan Museum from August 30, 2011, through January 22, 2012.

At the center of the concert program is a world premiere live orchestration (by composer/violinist Maxim Moston) of William Basinski's ambient masterwork The Disintegration Loops, an elegiac work conceived and created in Basinski's residence in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, in the weeks before and after the World Trade Center's destruction. The accompanying video piece of the same title, showing one static shot of the smoke billowing from downtown as day turns to night on September 11th, 2001, will be permanently installed in the 9/11 Memorial Museum. In addition to the premiere of the orchestration of Disintegration Loop 1.1, the program will also feature two other works of memory and remembrance: Ingram Marshall's Fog Tropes II for string quartet and tape, Alfred Schnittke's Collected Songs Where Every Verse is Filled with Grief (an arrangement by the Kronos Quartet's David Harrington of music from Schnittke's Concerto for Mixed Choir), and Osvaldo Golijov's Tenebrae for string quartet.

The concert will be webcast on NPR Music,

Limor Tomer, the Metropolitan Museum's General Manager of Concerts and Lectures, said, "William Basinksi's Disintegration Loops, which was extraordinarily meaningful to a whole generation of artists working in New York City after the attacks, will be transformed radically, from an electronic score to a piece for acoustic chamber ensemble. This transformation is a poetic tribute to the transformation we all underwent in the years since the attack. The Metropolitan Museum played a hugely important role on the day of the attacks, and the days directly following. It is in the spirit of contemplation and healing that we offer this concert."

Today's News

August 9, 2011

In a 2,000-Year-Old Tunnel Leading to Jerusalem's Old City, a Glimpse of an Ancient War

Events Promoter Mikel Barsa's Alleged Marilyn Monroe Sex Film Gets No Buyers

Texas Billionaire and Philanthropist Charles Wyly Killed in Colorado Car Accident

Sotheby's 2011 Autumn Sale Series to Be Held in October at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Alexander McQueen Retrospective Among Top 10 Most Visited Exhibitions in Museum's History

Robert Rauschenberg: Botanical Vaudeville at The Edinburgh Festival 2011

Out of Museum of London's Archives and Into the Light, Charles Dickens Revealed

Japanese Musician and Artist Yoko Ono Awarded the 8th Hiroshima Art Prize        

Self-Taught Artists Brought Into the Mainstream in New Exhibition at The Chrysler Museum of Art

Paul Adair Shows the Result from His Residency in Los Angeles at Stills Gallery

Preperations Underway for RM Auction's Highly-Anticipated Battersea Sale

Legendary 1910 Chinese Dragon Dollar Could Bring More Than $1 Million at Heritage Auctions

Mat Collishaw Brings Ron Arad's Installation to Life at the Roundhouse in London

New Big Picture Show Service and Separation: A Volunteer Nurse in Afghanistan

The Metropolitan's "Remembering September 11" Commemorates 10th Anniversary of 9/11

China Erects, Then Destroys Japanese Immigrant Memorial

Princeton University Art Museum Receives Major Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant

New Jersey Fish Seller Turned Art Collector Offers Tips for New Collectors

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Grasshopper found embedded in van Gogh masterpiece at Nelson-Atkins

2.- Scientists discover a mysterious, plane-sized 'void' in Great Pyramid in Egypt

3.- The largest collection of Viking artifacts on display in North America comes to the Royal Ontario Museum

4.- Rafael Soriano opens at Frost Art Museum FIU: Kicks off Miami's Art Basel season

5.- Cleveland Museum of Art releases new strategic plan

6.- Exhibition tells the story of the artists who fled to Britain to escape war in France

7.- Zahi Hawass criticises pyramid void 'discovery'

8.- French court to rule on Nazi-looted Pissarro painting

9.- Clark Art Institute exhibition studies less-explored aspects of Impressionist works

10.- Exhibitions in Germany and Switzerland present works from the Gurlitt Estate

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful