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Pittsburgh Symphony to livestream free concert honoring Tree of Life Synagogue victims on Nov. 27 

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s November 27 “Music for the Spirit: A Concert for Peace and Unity,” a free performance honoring the Tree of Life Synagogue victims and first responders, will be broadcast live online at 7:30 p.m. on the Pittsburgh Symphony’s Facebook page and on Pittsburgh radio station WQED-FM 89.3. The concert takes place one month after the mass shootings at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue, and orchestra states that the “this performance of remembrance and reverence aims to provide an opportunity for the Pittsburgh community to find comfort, strength, and solace through music, hope, and unity.” Music Director Manfred Honeck will lead the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, violinist Itzhak Perlman, PSO Principal Clarinet Michael Rusinek, and the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh in works of Pärt, Ravel, Shostakovich, David Zehavi, James MacMillan, Mendelssohn, Brahms, John Williams, and Elgar. All artists have agreed to donate their services for this performance. Volunteers will be at Heinz Hall to collect contributions for the Jewish Federation’s Our Victims of Terror fund and contributions for the six injured Pittsburgh Police officers through the Injured Officers Fund. In addition, the concert will be televised nationally on PBS on Tuesday, December 11 at 8:00 p.m. ET.

Posted November 26, 2018