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9/11 victims to be remembered in Moscow

September 11, 2011, 5:59 UTC+3
А concert will be held at the Tchaikovskiy concert hall
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MOSCOW, September 11 (Itar-Tass) — Moscow will pay tribute to the 9/11 victims on Sunday, the tenth anniversary of the tragic events that shook the United States in 2001.

A concert will be held at the Tchaikovskiy concert hall. The program will include two pieces: the 13th symphony by composer Dmitry Shostakovich known as “Babiy Yar” (a place in Kiev where mass executions of civilians took place during the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945) and the Kaddish Symphony by Leonard Bernstein devoted to U.S. President John Kennedy assassinated shortly before its first performance.

The participants in today’s concert include the Russian National Orchestra, baritone Sergei Leiferkus, the Moscow State Academic Chamber Choir, the Academic Choir named after Yurlov and other performers.

The concert is supported by the Russian Minister of Culture.



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