The Cleveland Orchestra presents a 9/11 Commemoration Concert on Public Square
At 5:00 p.m., The Cleveland Orchestra and Loras John Schissel will perform an all-American program of patriotic and reflective works including Stars in the Field of Blue by Paul W. Whear; Memorials (on “Taps”) from American Ballads by Morton Gould; March-Past of the United States Armed Forces; “The Promise of Living” from The Tender Land by Aaron Copland; America the Beautiful; God Bless America; and Born on the Fourth of July by John Williams, with the Orchestra’s principal trumpet, Michael Sachs, as soloist. Amazing Grace will be performed by the Cleveland Firefighters Memorial Pipes and Drums. The concert also includes Carmen Dragon’s I Am An American, narrated by Robert Conrad, and selections featuring the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus, prepared by Frank Bianchi, director.
A pre-concert tribute program will begin at 2:30 p.m., including a procession of the Western Reserve Fire Museum, featuring honor guards from local safety forces, the Cleveland Firefighters Memorial Pipes and Drums, and three New York City Fire Department fire trucks present at Ground Zero, and more; Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage “Stop the Hate” essay contest winners will read their powerful essays; “Shoulder to Shoulder,” a tribute song will be performed by Rev. Mark Giuliano, pastor of Old Stone Church in Cleveland; “Poems of Peace” poetry will be presented in partnership with Cuyahoga County Public Library; and a giant screen will display community-submitted Images of Peace. The pre-concert tribute program will be hosted by ideastream’s Dee Perry.
The 5:00 p.m. concert will be broadcast live on WCPN 90.3 FM and WCLV 104.9 FM.