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Requiem: Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Centennial Concert

Contributed by : Lexi Scholes

Object # 2235

March 12, 2011

The Manhattan Choral Ensemble performed Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem for organ & strings and a series of new works commemorating the Triangle Fire. Composers George Andoniadis, Victoria Bond, Ricardo Llorca, and Martha Sullivan set selections from Jonathan Fink’s sequence of poems “Conflagration and Wage: The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, 1911.” These were interspersed with the movements of the Requiem, creating a unique tribute to the victims of the 1911 tragedy.

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