Beethoven's 9th Symphony

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!

A screening of the film “Following the Ninth – In the Steps of Beethoven’s Final Symphony" takes place Friday night (2/7) in Fowler Hall at Purdue’s Stewart Center.

For more information on the Purdue student organization click on the following link:

The world is turning to London this month as the 2012 Olympics Games kick off, and on Friday, July 27th, WBAA Public Radio and American Public Media present a fabulous live broadcast from the world's largest classical music festival, the London-based BBC Proms!

APM's Fred Child hosts the two-hour program featuring the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra in Beethoven's triumphant Symphony No. 9 in a live performance timed to end exactly one minute before the Olympic's opening celebration begins! 

The cast includes: