This email just hit my inbox. For those of you not in range of Boston’s WGBH, to the best of my knowledge, you can stream it online. What better week to listen to the Boston Philharmonic perform Beethoven’s 9th? The email:
Dear Friends of the Boston Philharmonic,We have been mourning this week with the entire Boston community over the tragic events on Monday afternoon at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Our hearts go out in particular to those who were directly injured in the attacks and the families of the victims.As musicians, we are grateful to be able to express our sorrow and our hope through music. As a tribute to the victims of Monday’s attacks,the Boston Philharmonic concert tomorrow (Friday, April 19),will be broadcast live from Symphony Hall on WGBH radio 99.5 at 8pm.
It will also be rebroadcast on Sunday (rebroadcast time TBD). The program is all Beethoven: the Coriolan Overture and Ninth Symphony, in collaboration with Symphony Pro Musica and soloists Sam McElroy, Sarah Heltzel, Michelle Johnson, and Yeghishe Manucharyan.We hope you will join us tomorrow evening, as we pay tribute to those who lost their lives on Monday, those whose lives were forever altered, and all of those who have stepped forward this week to offer assistance and comfort to those in need.