- Category: News
08 Sep 2011
- Written by Tri-State Defender Newsroom
In observance of 9/11, the evening will feature a special tribute to firefighters, first responders, and military personnel. The annual concert will once again feature Memphis Symphony Orchestra Maestro Stilian Kirov, founder and director of the Art Symphony Orchestra in New York. Kirov has conducted orchestras in his native country of Bulgaria, as well as France, Germany, Italy and the United States.
“We greatly value the ongoing partnership that we have with LeMoyne-Owen College,” said Ryan Fleur, president and CEO of Memphis Symphony Orchestra. “One of our core purposes is to take our resident artists and the music they produce to a variety of settings. Holding a great concert on campus is how we launch that part of our mission each year.”
LOC President Johnnie B. Watson noted the many lives lost on 9/11/2001 and the special meaning throughout the nation and the world of the tenth anniversary.
“It is therefore fitting that Memphis Symphony Orchestra would offer a special tribute which will help to express what we all feel about those who gave their lives on that fateful day,”said Watson. “I certainly hope that the community will join us here on the LeMoyne-Owen College campus for a memorable evening of family entertainment.”
The community concert was created four years ago to bring family-focused entertainment and cultural enrichment to the South Memphis community. The concert was also designed to attract guests from a wide spectrum to enjoy the event on the LeMoyne-Owen College campus.
The concert is free to the public. It kicks off with a Community Arts Showcase at 4 p.m., followed by Memphis Symphony Orchestra in concert at 6 p.m.