Tree of Life: A Concert for Unity and Peace

Tree of Life: A Concert for Unity and Peace

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Credit: Classical MPR

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra performs a special concert in remembrance of the city's Tree of Life Synagogue tragedy.

Tree of Life: A Concert for Unity and Peace airs Tuesday, December 11 at 8 p.m. on WXXI-TV. The concert was performed on November 27, 2018. One month earlier, a gunman killed 11 people and wounded several others during Shabbat services. Titled "A Concert for Peace and Unity," the event aims to provide an opportunity for the community to find comfort and strength during an evening of music and readings. Renowned Israeli-American violinist Itzhak Perlman will join music director Manfred Honeck, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh for this performance at the city's historic Heinz Hall. All artists are donating their services for this free concert, which is presented as part of the PSO's "Music for the Spirit" program, celebrating Pittsburgh faith communities and the universal message of music.

Please note: WXXI originally had The American St. Nick scheduled for this evening but PBS announced this program change in late November. The American St. Nick shares the remarkable story of a handful of American soldiers, including Pittsford native, the late Richard Brookins, who during the chaos of war, help bring Christmas back a small Luxembourg town. It will air Friday, December 14 at 8 p.m. on WXXI-WORLD (DT 21.2/cable 1275) and Saturday, December 15 at 4 p.m. on WXXI-TV.