The voice of Mariss Jansons on 9/11Orchestras
On Tuesday September 11, 2001 Mariss Jansons was flying to Pittsburgh for the Symphony’s opening weekend when his plane was diverted to Halifax. He was stranded there for three days, not knowing when flights would resume or if he could rejoin his orchestra.
During those three days he composed and recomposed a message that he finally delivered that weekend from the stage of Heinz Hall.
Mariss spoke for two and a half minutes. Twenty years later his words have lost none of their impact.