‘Tree of Life’ Concert

(Above: Itzhak Perlman performs with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Source: PBS)

Tomorrow, December 11, PBS will broadcast and stream Tree of Life: A Concert for Peace and Unity in remembrance of Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue massacre victims.

The broadcast is scheduled for 8 pm ET but check your local listings for days/times in your area. The concert will stream concurrently on PBS.org and on the PBS Facebook page. It will also be available via other PBS apps and platforms.

Tree of Life, recorded one month after the October 27 attack, is a performance at Heinz Hall by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra under the baton of its Music Director Manfred Honeck. It features violinist Itzhak Perlman, principal clarinetist Michael Rusinek and the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh.

The program will include works by Maurice Ravel, Dmitri Shostakovich, David Zehavi, Felix Mendelssohn, Johannes Brahms and Edward Elgar. The orchestra will also perform John Williams’ Three Pieces from Schindler’s List for Violin and Orchestra.

“As advocates of peace, tolerance and understanding, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra brings people together through the universal power of music to collectively grieve and heal after this horrific tragedy, both locally and across the country” said Honeck.

For more information, visit PBS.

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