Sept. 11 Commemoration Includes Vigil, Carillon Society Concert
Naval ROTC students from the University along with Air Force ROTC members from local battalions will hold a small vigil on the Eastman Quadrangle to remember and honor those lost to the Sept. 11, 2001 tragedy, including Rochester alumni Brendan Dolan, Jeremy Glick, Jean Hoadley Peterson, Aram Iskenderian, Jeffrey Smith, and Zhe (Zack) Zeng.
The vigil will be from noon to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the Meridian Bench, located on the Eastman Quad, River Campus. During the vigil, three uniformed ROTC midshipmen and cadets will stand at attention at the Meridian Bench facing the Interfaith Chapel, with one presenting the U.S. flag.
Also as part of 9/11 commemoration, the University of Rochester Carillon Society will deliver a free performance from noon-12:30 p.m. on the Eastman Quad. The memorial concert program includes "In Memoriam-September 11, 2011" by John Courter; "My Country tis of Thee" arranged by Lee Cobb; "I am a Poor Wayfaring Stranger" arranged by Milford Myhre and Leen t'Hart; "Imagine" by John Lennon, arranged by Zachary Lebold '13; "Ashokan" by J. Unger, arranged by Charles Zettek '72; and "Summertime" by Gerswhin, arranged by Charles Zettek '72.
Carillon music will be performed by students of the University's Carillon Society. The concert will take place rain or shine. It is free and open to the public.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the installation of the Hopeman Memorial Carillon. Installed in 1973, the majestic instrument housed in the upper-most chamber at the top of Rush Rhees tower consists of 50 bells that were cast in bronze by Royal Eijsbouts Bellfoundry of Asten in the Netherlands. One of only seven carillons in New York, the more than three ton instrument is regularly played by students of the University's Carillon Society, who perform classic and modern musical compositions for campus events, holidays, and special concerts. The ringing of the carillon bells also marks special community, state, and national events.
The U.S. and University flags will be flown at half-staff to remember 9/11 victims on the 12th anniversary of the attack.
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The University of Rochester (www.rochester.edu) is one of the nation's leading private universities. Located in Rochester, N.Y., the University gives students exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary study and close collaboration with faculty through its unique cluster-based curriculum. Its College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering is complemented by the Eastman School of Music, Simon School of Business, Warner School of Education, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, and the Memorial Art Gallery.