From Paris to New York, commemorating 9/11
In Paris, The French Will Never Forget
In Paris, The French Will Never’s ceremony took place in front of the Chaillot Palace, on the Trocadéro, Sunday, 11th of September 2011. two replicas of the Twin Towers were built, each one 25 meters tall. Hundreds of people gathered to commemorate and pay their respect to the 9/11 victims.
At the Consulate General of France in New York, piano recital in memoriam of the victims
For the 10th anniversary of the tragedy of September 11, and as part of the September Concerts, the Consulate General of France in New York is participating in the commemorations by inviting Eric Blanchard, a concert pianist and composer, to hold a concert between its walls. Mr. Blanchard will mainly interpret works by Mozart, Beethoven, Satie and Liszt.
At the age of 38, Erich Blanchard is a concert pianist and a composer.
He was a friend and pupil of George Cziffra, and French composer Jean Lutèce. He carried on his training with Mme Lucette Descaves, important figure in the French world of the piano, she was Prokofiev’s, Satie’s, Ravel’s, Stravinski’s and Fauré’s friend, and goddaughter of Camille Saint Saens. She said about Eric Blanchard: " I’ve known many composers. He’es a real one.". In 1993, he represented France at the first International Competition for Young Pianists of UNESCO. He won First Prize as well as the Special Prize of the Jury.
He gave performances in France and in Ireland in 2007 and 2008, and was invited to stay in New York in 2009 in order to compose and give a recital as part of the “Concert Series” of Manhattan. For this 10th anniversary of September 11, Eric Blanchard composed two original pieces which he will play for the first time at the Consulate General of France on Sunday.
Launch of "Fraternally", from Le Mémorial de Caen.
Discover French artist WK Interact’s piece of art in Brooklyn, a huge mural in honor of 9/11 firemen, 200 meters long.
When: 10th and 11th of September
Where: 149 Kent avenue and N5 street Brooklyn, New York
Take a peak at the mural
Commemoration at the LFNY: Mr Patrick Lachausée’s speech, deputy general Consul.