Many artists, moved by the tragedy of 9/11, were called on to create and dedicate work to honor the victims of the attacks. Composer John Adams was one of many who accepted such a call, and answered with his choral piece, On the Transmigration of Souls, which we hear tonight. Commissioned to write this large scale work by the New York Philharmonic, Adams used pre-recorded street sounds and the reading of victims names by friends and family members, combined with live choruses and full orchestra, to create a powerful and spiritual memorial captured in music. Also tonight, music of Carl and Gertrud Orff, and Kayhan Kalhor.
The first hour of Evening Music is available for streaming soon after 8pm.