|Houston's First Responders Presented with Specially Commissioned Piece|
WHAT: To commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11, Houston Grand Opera presents the premiere of Pieces of 9/11 - Memories from Houston, a specially commissioned song cycle by renowned US composer Jake Heggie (Dead Man Walking, Three Decembers, Moby Dick) and librettist Gene Scheer (Three Decembers, Moby Dick) based on stories and remembrances from members of Texas Task Force One and Houstonians.
* Please note, this is not open to the general public.
WHEN: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Houston Fire Station 8, 1919 Louisiana (parking behind the station off Milam)
DETAILS: The special piece was commissioned by Bill and Sara Morganas as part of the HGOco Song of Houston project, a unique initiative designed to connect a great opera company to its community through collaboration, the work commemorates those Houstonians who were affected by, and responded to, events on September 11, 2011.
Beth Madison, Chairman of the Board Houston Grand Opera ; Sandra Bernhard, Director of Houston Grand Opera; Houston Fire Chief Terry Garrison; Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland and HFD Captain Eddie Mathison with Texas Task Force 1 will be giving brief remarks.