Pittsburgh Remembers: Illuminating a Path Forward through Music and Poetry

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Free In-Person Tkts Watch Online 2021-11-09 7:00 PM 2021-11-09 8:30 PM America/New_York Pittsburgh Remembers: Illuminating a Path Forward through Music and Poetry - Alphabet City

There are two ways to watch the program: in-person at our venue Alphabet City or live-streamed online. Please note the in-house restaurant is closed on Tuesdays.  Please scroll to the bottom to review our Covid-19 safety policies for indoor programs @ Alphabet City, including the  proof of vaccination requirement.

Presented in partnership with the The Jack Buncher Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies in the Department of History, Carnegie Mellon University

Readings and Music Honoring the victims and survivors of the massacre at the Tree of Life Synagogue.

Join the Clarion Quartet for a classical concert spotlighting music written by Jewish and other marginalized composers. The program features music that expresses the powerful human ability to move forward, and create great art, after tragedy.

Also featuring readings from Pittsburgh poet Natalie Homer and Hebrew translator Kevin Haworth as well as remarks from Rabbi Myers of the Tree of Life Congregation,  Dan Leger from Dor Hadash Congregation, and Rabbi Perlman from New Light Congregation. 

The Clarion Quartet musicians are all members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and are dedicated to playing music of composers who were suppressed: https://www.clarionquartet.com/


Kevin Haworth is a National Endowment for the Arts Fellow in Creative Writing and the author of five books. His translations of Hebrew poetry have appeared in World Literature Today and Paris Lit Up. Formerly the Executive Editor of Ohio University Press & Swallow Press, he has taught composition, creative writing, and literature at Arizona State University, Ohio University, Tel Aviv University, and Carlow University. He is currently Senior Lecturer in English at Carnegie Mellon University. His latest book is Rutu Modan: War, Love, and Secrets, a finalist for the 2020 Eisner Award for Best Scholarly Publication on Comics.

Natalie Homer is the author of Under the Broom Tree (Autumn House Press). Her poetry has been recently published in Puerto del Sol, American Literary Review, Four Way Review, Ruminate, Sou’wester, and others. She received an MFA from West Virginia University and lives in southwestern Pennsylvania.



Co-sponsored by: Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University; The School of Music, Carnegie Mellon University; The 10.27 Healing Partnership; Classrooms without Borders.


Covid-19 policies for indoor programs [at Alphabet City] as of September 1, 2021

  • To keep our audience safe, we will require proof of vaccination (physical card or photo) to attend all events at Alphabet City.
  • There will be special accommodations for children under 12 and people with medical conditions or religious beliefs preventing them from being vaccinated. These audience members will be asked to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours of the performance start time, or a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken within 6 hours of the performance start time.
  • All guests will be required to wear masks.
  • Audience size will be limited to 60% total capacity and seats will be set up with moderate social distancing.

Event Details

November 9, 2021 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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