UPDATE AS OF FRIDAY, SEPT. 9:
The Kennedy Center has posted the entire video online.
You can find it here:
Sept. 7, 2011 / FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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KENNEDY CENTER’S 9/11 TRIBUTE,
TO BE LIVESTREAMED ON FACEBOOK
TO BE LIVESTREAMED ON FACEBOOK
Other UNCSA connections to the event include alumni who are in the orchestra and directing the webcast
WINSTON-SALEM – The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and The New Republic have announced that their 9/11 tribute event, which features the National Symphony Orchestra conducted by University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) Chancellor John Mauceri, will be livestreamed on Facebook.
Hosted by Christiane Amanpour, “9/11: 10 Years Later – An Evening of Remembrance and Reflection” will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, in the Concert Hall. In addition to the National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Maestro Mauceri, artists will include Denyce Graves, Emmylou Harris, Melissa Leo, Wynton Marsalis, and The Voices of Inspiration under the direction of Nolan Williams Jr. Commemorative remarks and readings will be offered by Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, Madeleine Albright, Leon Wieseltier and other guest speakers.
Thursday’s event will commemorate, in words and music, the 10th anniversary of the tragedies that took place on Sept. 11, 2001. The by-invitation-only audience at the Kennedy Center will include members of the 9/11 community and other special guests.
A world-renowned conductor, Mauceri will lead the National Symphony Orchestra as it performs the National Anthem, Samuel Barber’s “Adagio for Strings,” Stephen C. Foster’s “Hard Times Come Again No More,” “A City Called Heaven,” and more.
UNCSA School of Music alumnus Robert Oppelt is principal double bassist for the National Symphony Orchestra.
UNCSA School of Drama alumnus Corey Behnke is directing the live webcast. He will be directing eight cameras.
Maestro Mauceri and the School of the Arts have extensive connections with both Washington and the Kennedy Center. Mauceri served as Music Director of the Washington Opera, Music Director of Orchestras at the Kennedy Center, and Consultant for Music Theater at the Kennedy Center for more than a decade. Many UNCSA alumni live and work in the Washington area – including half a dozen at the Kennedy Center itself.
In addition, the William R. Kenan, Jr. Fellows Program at the Kennedy Center provides emerging theatre artists with a wide variety of experiences bridging their academic training with the professional theatre community. The Fellowship is open to graduates and current students of UNCSA’s undergraduate and graduate degree programs from the Schools of Drama and Design and Production. The Kenan Fellows Program at the Kennedy Center was established in 2000 and endowed by the Kenan Trust.
The University of North Carolina School of the Arts is the first state-supported, residential school of its kind in the nation. Established as the North Carolina School of the Arts by the N.C. General Assembly in 1963, UNCSA opened in Winston-Salem (“The City of Arts and Innovation”) in 1965 and became part of the University of North Carolina system in 1972. More than 1,100 students from high school through graduate school train for careers in the arts in five professional schools: Dance, Design and Production (including a Visual Arts Program), Drama, Filmmaking, and Music. UNCSA is the state’s only public arts conservatory, dedicated entirely to the professional training of talented students in the performing, visual and moving image arts. For more information, visit www.uncsa.edu.