Nine years ago, a composer and University of Illinois alumnus was commissioned to remember the victims of the 9/11 attacks through song. Rene Clausen composed a piece known as "Memorial." Illinois Public Media's Jeff Bossert reports on the journey Clausen has taken with his work, and how it is leading him back to New York City.
The University of Illinois Black Chorus will perform a concert in memory of the victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on Sunday, September 11, 2011 in the Smith Recital Hall of Smith Memorial Hall at 7:46 a.m. Smith Memorial Hall is located at 805 So. Matthews Ave. The concert is free and open to the public. WILL-FM 101.1 and HD-2 will broadcast the concert live. It will be the world premiere of "Refuge," co-composed by K. Edward Copeland and Ollie Watts Davis. Illinois Public Media's Celeste Quinn spoke to Davis about "Refuge" and its premiere.