Kenda Williams

freelance writer and journalist – Savannah, Georgia

Savannah Philharmonic September 9, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kenda Williams @ 11:47 am

I can’t believe it’s almost been 10 years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks… This weekend in Savannah, the philharmonic orchestra and chorus will perform a collection of patriotic music to celebrate and commemorate the day and recognize the service men and women that protect our nation. It should be an amazing experience!


Philharmonic to perform ‘The American Spirit’ in commemoration of 9/11

By Kenda Williams
For Savannah Morning News

To commemorate the ninth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus will present a special patriotic concert “The American Spirit.”

On Saturday, the philharmonic will perform works by Bernstein, Gershwin, Sousa, Barber, Copland and more to celebrate America and to kick off its 2010-11 season.

“September 11 is a patriotic day in the American calendar. It’s a memorial day as well as a celebration of the American spirit.

“We want the concert to be a mark of respect for that day, and what better way to celebrate that than with American patriotic music,” said Peter Shannon, artistic director and conductor of the Savannah Philharmonic.

The concert will begin with the Star Spangled Banner and a color guard made up of police, firefighters and members of the Chatham County Sheriff’s department. With a strong military presence in Savannah, Shannon said the philharmonic is honoring them, as well.

“We’ll remember the events of Sept. 11 and then move into a tribute to America and her music,” he said. “By the end of the evening, everyone will feel proud and uplifted.”

(To read more: Philharmonic to perform ‘The American Spirit’ in commemoration of 9/11)

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