Bernstein music special to mark 9/11 in Moscow

Moscow has a very special act coming to town to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the tragic events in New York, when the Twin Towers were struck into by two hijacked passenger planes.

­Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Samuel Pisar has added a spoken narrative to composer Leonard Bernstein’s Symphony Number Three. His performance, very personal and international, has touched hearts on both sides of the Atlantic.

This Sunday it will be performed at the Tchaikovsky Hall, where Samuel Pisar will be the guest of the Russian National Orchestra.

After the 9/11 terrorist attack on America, I felt that somehow the world was changing again. It was becoming a little bit the world I knew when I was a child. I was upset about it,” says Samuel Pisar explaining how his unusual performance came into being.

The semi-improvised concert will unfold in the English language, but the audience will be able to read a translation into Russian above the stage.

Simplicity is important. If it goes through to the audience, I think they will be moved and responsive,” Pisar told RT.

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