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WQXR to Broadcast New York Philharmonic's 9/11 Anniversary Concert

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On a weekend that is sure to be packed with commemorative concerts and cultural events, the New York Philharmonic is taking a large-scale approach to marking the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

The Philharmonic announced Monday that Alan Gilbert will lead a free performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 “Resurrection” on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 7:30 pm in Avery Fisher Hall. WQXR will broadcast the concert live on 105.9 FM and

“Mahler‘s Second Symphony, Resurrection, powerfully and profoundly explores the range of emotions provoked by the memories of 9/11,” said Music Director Alan Gilbert in a statement about the 90-minute symphony. “This great masterpiece has a very special place in the history and psyche of the New York Philharmonic, but its message of renewal and rebirth is universal.”

The concert, which features soprano Dorothea Röschmann, mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung, and the New York Choral Artists, will also be broadcast on WNYC 93.9 FM on Sunday, Sept. 11 at 8 pm. A PBS broadcast will take place that evening at 9 pm.

The Philharmonic also said Monday that its annual free Concerts in the Parks will return to New York’s five boroughs on July 11-17, 2012. An announcement about the conductors, repertoire, and specific locations will come next season. The orchestra canceled this summer's concerts because of scheduling conflicts that stemmed from a free concert with the tenor Andrea Bocelli on Sept. 15 as well as the free Sept. 10 memorial concert.

The Sept. 10 concert will be projected on a screen in Lincoln Center’s plaza, echoing a similar event that took place on Sept. 20, 2001, when Kurt Masur led the Philharmonic in Brahms's Ein Deutsches Requiem.