COMMEMORATION OF THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2:00 PM: OPERA IN THE PARK
San Francisco’s Civic Observance Commemorating the Tenth Anniversary of 9/11
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Sharon Meadow, Golden Gate Park
From the San Francisco Opera:
“To commemorate the tenth anniversary of 9/11, San Francisco Opera and our community partners will present a special Opera in the Park concert to honor the memory of those who perished on 9/11 and celebrate the service and heroism of the Bay Area’s first responders including fire fighters, paramedics and police, among others.
Music Director Nicola Luisotti will conduct the San Francisco Opera Orchestra, Chorus and acclaimed soloists from the Company’s fall 2011 season in a concert featuring Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s masterpiece, the Requiem in D minor, and inspirational works by American composers Harold Arlen, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland and John Williams, as well as music by Christopher Theofanidis, the award-winning composer of Heart of a Soldier.
General Director David Gockley will serve as master of ceremonies and will be joined on stage by a roster of distinguished political, interfaith and civic dignitaries offering remarks on this national day of remembrance.”