Alternate Title Brooklyn Remembers, New York Rises: A concert to benefit families of the victims of the World Trade Center tragedy
Production Language English
Country of Origin United States
Description Presented by: Brooklyn Academy of Music, BAM Local Development Corporation, Brooklyn Philharmonic, 651 Arts, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn Children's Museum, Brooklyn Information & Culture, New York Aquarium, Prospect Park Alliance, WNYC.
A coalition of the organizations listed above will stage a benefit concert at BAM to assist those in need following the tragedy at the World Trade Center. The October 8 concert will feature the Brooklyn Philharmonic, conducted by Robert Spano, Music Director, and guest artists, including pianist Garrick Ohlsson, members of the Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artists Development Program, and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus. Poet Sekou Sundiata, musician Carl Hancock Rux, and additional artists, curated by 651 ARTS, will participate in the program. WNYC Radio will broadcast the event to the New York metropolitan area.
Funds collected at the concert will be deposited in the Independence 9/11 Fund, established by Independence Community Bank through its Foundation. The Independence Community Foundation seeded the Fund with a $100,000 contribution, and is coordinating its efforts with major relief agencies and City, State and Federal officials to insure swift and effective use of the monies collected. The public is also invited to make donations to the Fund at any branch of an Independence Community Bank or to mail a check (payable to "Independence 9/11 Fund") to Independence Community Foundation, 182 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11201, Attn: Assistance Fund. For further information, call the Independence Community Foundation at 718.722.2300.
All musical artists, members of the Brooklyn Philharmonic (AF of M Local 802), speakers, production staff, administrative staff, and IATSE Local 4 are donating their services in order to ensure that all funds raised will go directly to those in need. Free parking at BAM will be provided courtesy of GGMC.