February 26, 2024

World Premiere Performance of 9/11 Memorial Concert

The world premiere performance of “Donated By Cantor Fitzgerald,” a new composition and CD release for live improvising musicians and electronic elements, will take place on Saturday, September 10 from 7:30 – 9 p.m. The concert will be held in Pollard Hall, Room 304. The concert is free and open to the public, but space is limited.

Musicians:

Amy Rempel, live piano soloist

Mark Snyder, live electronics

Jorge Sosa, live electronics

Dave Lisik, live electronics, composer

Recorded electroacoustic elements include performances by Tim Hopkins, tenor saxophone and Colin Hemmingsen, bass clarinet.

Sarah Ferguson was in New York’s Times Square the morning of September 11, 2001, appearing on ABC’s Good Morning America, when terrorists flew hijacked planes into the World Trade Center. Her charity, Chances for Children, was located on the 101st floor of One World Trade Center, where she was late for a meeting. None of the charity’s employees were trapped in the building but nearly 700 employees of Cantor Fitzgerald, the financial firm providing free office space to the duchess’ charity, were killed in the aftermath of the attack.

The recording of this work and this performance have been made possible through the financial support of Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand), the New Zealand School of Music and the University of Mary Washington.

The world broadcast premiere of the full hour of “Donated By Cantor Fitzgerald” will take place on September 11, 2011 as part of a 24-hour marathon for contemporary art music written as memorials to the 10th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, heard on WPRB in Princeton, N.J., and hosted by Marvin Rosen.

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.