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“IN MEMORY”

A Musical Memorial for the 20th Anniversary of 9/11

October 8-10, 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 other 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 three of his daughters when he came close to committing suicide, but chose to memorialize them in music instead. This will be a very emotional, but extremely powerful program about death, grief, remembrance, and hope.

Performers:


Performances:

Oct

08

Friday, Oct 08, 2021 @ 7:30pm

Old South Church
146 Main Street, Windsor, VT 05089

We finally return to this beautiful Church in the heart of Windsor, VT with fantastic acoustics and wonderful people. Seats are only $20 at the door or $15 for Church members.  You can buy seats in advance for 10% discount by clicking the yellow “Add to Cart” below.  To get the Church discount, click on the arrow next to the price.  All children 18 and under are always free.  All major credit cards are accepted and you do not need to have a PayPal account.  To buy multiple seats, just click the yellow “Add to Cart” button and you can add seats on the following screen.

YOU MUST BE VACCINATED TO ATTEND THIS CONCERT and MASKS ARE REQUIRED

IN MEMORY---Windsor

Oct

09

Saturday, Oct 09, 2021 @ 4:00pm

Home of Marilyn and Al Austin-Nelson
2 Ridge Road, Hanover, NH 03755

We return to the incredible living room of Al and Marilyn Austin-Nelson in Hanover for another intimate House Concert.  Come experience chamber music the way it is meant to be heard—-in a real chamber!  Get a chance to talk and mingle with the artists in a relaxing, very intimate, and casual atmosphere.  Seating is limited and reservations are required.  Only $35pp!   Light food and drinks are included.  Sign up now below or call Dan at 802-369-0856 if you prefer to buy seats over the phone.  All major credit cards are accepted and you do not need to have a PayPal account.  To buy multiple seats, just click the yellow “Add to Cart” and you can put in more seats on the following screen.

IN MEMORY---House Concert

Oct

10

Sunday, Oct 10, 2021 @ 2:00pm

First Congregational Church of Lebanon
10 South Park St, Lebanon NH 03766

Our Home Church with fabulous acoustics, a great Steinway, and a warm, welcoming atmosphere.  Seats are only $20 at the door or $15 for Church members.  You can buy seats in advance for 10% discount by clicking the yellow “Add to Cart” below.  To get the Church discount, click on the arrow next to the price.  All children 18 and under are always free.  All major credit cards are accepted and you do not need to have a PayPal account.  To buy multiple seats, just click the yellow “Add to Cart” button and you can add seats on the following screen.

YOU MUST BE VACCINATED TO ATTEND THIS CONCERT and MASKS ARE REQUIRED

IN MEMORY---First Cong., Lebanon