The most deadly attacks on US soil took place on Tuesday, September 11, 2001. To mark 20 years since that tragic day the Southeast Kansas Symphony will present a “Concert of Remembrance” in the Linda and Lee Scott Performance Hall at the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts on Thursday, September 9 at 7 pm. In addition to the performance, the Pittsburg State University ROTC present and retire the colors. Also, Pittsburg, Kansas Fire Chief Dennis Reilly, who at the time of the attack was a Battalion Chief in New Jersey and was part of the relief effort the afternoon of 9/11 will be on hand to perform a bell ringing to remember those who were lost.
The performance by the SEK Symphony is free and open to the public. The concert will also be live-streamed the night of Thursday, September 9, and will be rebroadcast on September 11. It will also be available on-demand at the Bicknell’s Facebook page.
Recently, KRPS’s Fred Fletcher-Fierro spoke with the Director of the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts, Joe Firman, and the Conductor of the Southeast Kansas Symphony, Dr. Rual Munguia about the performance.