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A September 11 memorial concert at Tufts University will offer the world premiere of a musical composition by Diana Dabby, associate professor of electrical engineering and music at Olin. The work, "September Quartet," will be the featured composition at a special concert entitled "Ten Years Later: Musical Responses to 9/11," presented by the Tufts University Department of Music and Tufts Composers.
"September Quartet" comprises five movements scored for voices, flute, oboe, clarinet, two trumpets, trombone, percussion, violin and piano. An integral part of the piece involves the gradual illumination of the names representing the non-hijacker passengers and crew members of the four planes obliterated on September 11, 2001; thus the name September Quartet. The piece, commissioned by the Tufts New Music Ensemble in 2002, lasts approximately 30 minutes.
Also featured are works by Tufts Composers Stefan Anderson, William Kenlon, Kevin Laba, John McDonald, Kevin Warren, and guest composer Stephen Hartke's piano quartet "Beyond Words." Guest artist Kenneth Radnofsky, saxophone, and faculty artist Donald Berman, piano, are among the featured soloists. The concert, part of the Sunday at Tufts—Community Concert Series, will be held in the Distler Performance Hall at the Perry and Marty Granoff Music Center on Sunday, September 11, 2011 at 3 p.m. The event is free open to the public.
The Granoff Music Center is located at 20 Talbot Avenue on Tufts' Medford/Somerville campus. For more information, please visit Tufts Granoff Music Center websiteor call the Granoff Music Center Box Office at 617.627.3679.