Binghamton University joins community to remember 9/11
Binghamton University, in partnership with a number of community groups, will mark the first anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks in music, words, art and light.
University performers will join with the Binghamton Community Orchestra, the Binghamton Philharmonic and the Tri-Cities Opera Company for ”An Evening of Remembrance and Hope” at 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 11, in the Anderson Center Concert Theater.
Earlier in the day, the University community will observe two moments of silence — at 8:46 a.m. and 10:29 a.m. — to coincide with the timing of the attacks on the Trade Center. The Library Tower carillon will sound to mark the end of the second silence. The moment of silence was requested by Governor Pataki to mark when the first plane struck the first tower and when the second tower collapsed.
The day will also include a candlelight vigil on the Peace Quad sponsored by the Student Association and the opening of a special exhibit in the University Art Museum.
The Evening of Remembrance will feature a Remembrance Chorus and Orchestra, which will draw participants from the University, the Philharmonic, Tri-Cities Opera as well as members of the Downtown Singers, the Madrigal Choir, several area church and high school choirs. The University Theatre Department and clergy representing Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths will offer inspirational readings and thoughts.
Tickets are free and available beginning noon Thursday, September 5, at the Anderson Center Box Office. A limit of four tickets per person will be issued. For tickets and information call 777-ARTS.
The Student Association is planning a candlelight vigil in the Peace Quad following the concert. Details are still being developed.
In connection with the remembrance, the University Art Museum, FA-179, will offer an exhibit on the campus and community response to the events. It is expected to include news clippings, photos and audiovisual materials.
The exhibit will open at 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 11, and will remain open through 8 p.m. that evening. Thereafter the exhibit will be open from 1-4 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays until October 13. For more information about the exhibit, contact Silvia Ivanova at 777-4763.
For updates, visit http://www.binghamton.edu/home/updates/concert.html.