to expressing the inexpressible is music.”
Inspired by these words of Aldous Huxley, The September Concert Foundation was born in 2002 on the first anniversary of 9/11. Since then, on each anniversary this message of peace through music has spread further and further.
In 2008, 222 concerts were organized throughout the world. This year there will be close to 10,000 performers. 46 US cities from coast to coast joined the cause, including Oakland, Philadelphia, Santa Barbara, Forth Worth, Seattle, and Washington D.C.
On Friday, September 11, 2009, across America and around the world, the skies will come alive with music as The September Concert Foundation organizes its eighth annual global day of music for peace. On that day professional and amateur musicians will perform classical music, jazz, rock & roll – all kinds of music in all kinds of venues – from parks and squares, schools, libraries, churches, office building lobbies and plazas to cafés, stores and senior centers.
All concerts adhere to three basic principles:
- Freedom: All venues and musicians are free to design and organize their own concerts.
- Equality: All music and all musicians are treated equally, regardless of gender or background.
- Accessibility: All music is offered free of charge.
Tonight Leo Schaff, co-writer (along with Jim Papoulis and Regine Urbach) of one of the songs to be performed throughout the world Give Us Hope, joins The Green Divas LIVE in the studio to perform and talk about this great event. Don’t miss tonight’s magical show!