At the invitation of Philharmonic Board member Larry A. Silverstein, president and CEO of Silverstein Properties, last night Alan Gilbert conducted members of the Philharmonic in a performance that was part of the two-day opening celebration of the new 4 World Trade Center. The original 4 WTC was destroyed by the attacks on September 11, 2001.
We are honored to continue to help our City recover from that day. On September 20, 2001, the Philharmonic replaced its Gala Opening Night Concert with a Memorial Concert in memory of the victims of September 11. Proceeds from the concert were donated to World Trade Center relief. The program was projected onto a large screen on Lincoln Center's Josie Robertson Plaza and broadcast nationally.
On the tenth anniversary of September 11, Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic gave A Concert for New York, a free performance of Mahler's Symphony No. 2, Resurrection.
Watch video of those concerts and learn much more here.