What's New: 9/11 Music

Sep 9, 2016

Conductor JoAnn Falletta shared: "Can anyone be the same after 9/11? Can I ever forget the images I saw on television...or later, the heartrending homemade altars of flowers and candles on the New York city streets we thought were invincible?

Most of all, I remember how important it was to be together that weekend at our concert, to sit in that darkened hall and draw comfort from Beethoven and from each other, to sing our National Anthem with a searing intensity we had never felt before, to believe that the part of man that could create such beauty as music was the part of us that would sustain and heal us and, somehow, make us whole again."

We’ll hear music inspired from events on September 11, as well as some of the composers on today’s What’s New!

What's New 9/11 Preview

Sep 9, 2016
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A new program airs Sunday nights on WBAA Classical: What's New. Host John Clare features new music, new releases, and interesting guests. Hear a special preview of this week's What's New, and let us know what you think.

This week, we feature composers and their music written about September 11th, 2001.

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Indianapolis International Airport fell silent this morning to mark the 14th anniversary of 9/11.

Gov. Mike Pence stood silently facing the tarmac for five minutes, alongside four police officers bearing two memorial wreaths, a fire helmet and a police officer's cap, symbols of the first responders who died at the World Trade Center.

Pence told the crowd the anniversary is a time to remember not only September 11's victims and their families, but the police, firefighters and armed forces responsible for keeping the country safe from future attacks.

Re-entering The Workforce Series: Part 3 -- Veterans

Aug 14, 2015
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The unemployment rate among Indiana’s veterans is about the same as the state’s overall average of 5.4-percent.

But when you break it down and look specifically at veterans who enlisted after 9/11, that number jumps to about 1 in 10 -- twice the state’s total unemployment rate.