A Concert for New York For the Tenth Anniversary of 9/11 — In Remembrance and Renewal

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A Concert for New York

A Concert for New York For the Tenth Anniversary of 9/11 — In Remembrance and Renewal

John Stafford Smith

The Star-Spangled Banner

  1. Introduction (3:13)
  2. The Star-Spangled Banner (1:51)


Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Resurrection

  1. Introduction by Alan Gilbert (3:49)
  2. Allegro maestoso (21:48)
  3. Andante moderato (9:36)
  4. In quietly flowing motion (10:53)
  5. Primal Light: Very solemn, but simple (5:44)
  6. In the speed of the scherzo – Allegro energico – Slow, mysterious (36:29)
  7. Closing (1:53)

A Concert for New York For the Tenth Anniversary of 9/11 — In Remembrance and Renewal

Recorded September 10, 2011



Alan Gilbert

Alan Gilbert, former Music Director of the New York Philharmonic, launches a new appointment as chief conductor designate of Hamburg’s NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra this fall, shortly after the opening of its already iconic new home. The Grammy Award–winning conductor previously served as principal guest conductor of the orchestra (then known as NDR Symphony Orchestra Hamburg) for more than a decade, and will assume the role of chief conductor in September 2019. This position follows his truly transformative eight-year tenure as Music Director of the New York Philharmonic, during which, through such key initiatives as the NY PHIL BIENNIAL, he succeeded in making the Orchestra a leader on the cultural landscape. Alan Gilbert is also conductor laureate of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic and the founder and president of Musicians for Unity. With the endorsement and guidance of the United Nations, this new organization will bring together musicians from around the world to perform in support of peace, development, and human rights.

Alan Gilbert makes regular guest appearances with orchestras including the Berlin Philharmonic, Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Dresden Staatskapelle, and Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France. He has led operatic productions for Milan’s Teatro alla Scala, The Metropolitan Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Zurich Opera, Royal Swedish Opera, and Santa Fe Opera, where he was the inaugural music director.

His discography includes The Nielsen Project, a box set recorded with the New York Philharmonic, and John Adams’s Doctor Atomic, captured on DVD at The Metropolitan Opera, for which he won a Grammy Award. He received Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Music Direction in PBS’s Live From Lincoln Center broadcasts of two star-studded New York Philharmonic productions: of Sweeney Todd and Sinatra: Voice for a Century.

Alan Gilbert has received Honorary Doctor of Music degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music and Westminster Choir College, as well as Columbia University’s Ditson Conductor’s Award. He is a member of The American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and was named an Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government. At The Juilliard School, he is the first holder of the William Schuman Chair in Musical Studies and serves as Director of Conducting and Orchestral Studies. After giving the annual Royal Philharmonic Society Lecture on Orchestras in the 21st Century: A New Paradigm during the New York Philharmonic’s EUROPE / SPRING 2015 tour, he received a 2015 Foreign Policy Association Medal for his commitment to cultural diplomacy.

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Dorothea Roschmann by Jim Rakete

Born in Flensburg, Germany, soprano Dorothea Röschmann made her critically acclaimed debut at the 1995 Salzburg Festival as Susanna in Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro with conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt, and has since returned frequently to the festival. At The Metropolitan Opera she has sung the Mozartean roles of Susanna, Pamina (The Magic Flute), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), and Ilia (Idomeneo) with James Levine. Her roles at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, have included Pamina and Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte) with Sir Colin Davis, and Countess Almaviva (The Marriage of Figaro) with Antonio Pappano. She has also appeared at the Vienna Staatsoper, Munich's Bavarian Staatsoper, Berlin's Deutsche Staatsoper, Brussels's Théâtre de la Monnaie, and Paris's Opéra Bastille. Future engagements include her debut at Milan's Teatro alla Scala, and returns to the Salzburg Festival, Deutsche Staatsoper, and the Bavarian Staatsoper.

Recent concert engagements include appearances with the Concentus Musicus Wien and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe with Harnoncourt; the Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala with Daniel Barenboim; and the Vienna Philharmonic with Pierre Boulez. Her many recitals include performances in Antwerp, Lisbon, Madrid, Cologne, Brussels, New York, London, and Vienna, and at Amsterdam's Concertgebouw and the Edinburgh, Munich, and Schwarzenberg festivals. She has recorded opera roles by Mozart and Puccini; R. Strauss's Four Last Songs; Brahms's Ein deutsches Requiem (Grammy and Gramophone Awards); Mahler's Symphony No. 4; Pergolesi's Stabat Mater; and a disc of Schumann songs with tenor Ian Bostridge and pianist Graham Johnson. She appeared with the New York Philharmonic in the A Concert for New York performance of Mahler's Symphony No. 2, Resurrection, conducted by Alan Gilbert, in commemoration of the tenth anniversary of 9/11; the concert was telecast internationally and is available on DVD.

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Mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung is in demand throughout the world, appearing regularly with the New York Philharmonic and the Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, London, and BBC symphony orchestras as well as The Cleveland Orchestra, Vienna Philharmonic, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. She has also performed at the prestigious festivals of Ravinia, Tanglewood, Saito Kinen, Edinburgh, and Lucerne. On the opera stage, Ms. DeYoung has appeared with The Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Milan’s Teatro alla Scala, Bayreuth Festival, Berlin Staatsoper, Paris Opéra, Theater Basel, and the Tokyo Opera. She has appeared in leading roles in Wagner’s Ring Cycle, Parsifal, Tannhäuser, and Tristan und Isolde, Verdi’s Don Carlos and Aida, Berlioz’s Le Damnation de Faust and Les Troyens, as well as Saint-Saëns’s Samson et Dalilah, Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia, Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana, Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle, and Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex. She created the role of the Shaman in Tan Dun’s The First Emperor at The Met. A multi-Grammy Award–winning recording artist, Ms. DeYoung has recorded Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder, Symphony No. 3, and Das Klagende Lied with the San Francisco Symphony (SFS Media), Les Troyens with the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO Live!), and Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 with both the Chicago Symphony (CSO Resound) and Pittsburgh Symphony (Challenge Records International). Her first solo disc was released on the EMI label. Michelle DeYoung’s recent appearances include her role debut as Herodias in Richard Strauss’s Salome at Opera San Antonio and her house debut at Opera Philadelphia as Eboli in Don Carlos; engagements with the Dallas Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, Israel Philharmonic, Sydney Symphony, BBC Symphony, and the Hong Kong and Seoul Philharmonic orchestras; and festival appearances at Aspen, Vail, and Ravinia, as well as serving as artist-in-residence at Wolf Trap. This season she returned to The Met in Tannhäuser, and tours Europe with the Dallas Symphony. She made her New York Philharmonic debut in March 2001, in performances of Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius led by Colin Davis; her most recent appearance was in Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, Resurrection, on September 10, 2011 — a performance led by Music Director Alan Gilbert on the tenth anniversary of 9/11.

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Founded in 1979 by Joseph Flummerfelt, the New York Choral Artists has since then been a regular part of the New York Philharmonic season. Its many collaborations with the Orchestra include a memorial performance of Brahms’s A German Requiem, conducted by Kurt Masur, immediately following the events of 9/11. In more recent years, appearances have included Britten’s War Requiem and Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 led by Lorin Maazel. Highlights of Philharmonic collaborations under the direction of Alan Gilbert include Bach’s B-minor Mass, Beethoven’s Missa solemnis, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Ligeti’s Le Grande Macabre, and in January 2015, the Verdi Requiem. Noteworthy among its Philharmonic recordings are the Grammy-nominated release of Mahler Symphony No. 3 conducted by Bernstein, Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 13 with Masur, and John Adams’s Grammy Award–winning On the Transmigration of Souls with Maazel. In 2014 the New York Choral Artists also appeared with the Vienna Philharmonic and the San Francisco Symphony in Carnegie Hall. Jacqueline Pierce is the group’s manager.

Learn more about New York Choral Artists, Joseph Flummerfelt, director

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