Language: A Musical Tribute to Daniel Pearl
On November 16, Daniel Pearl's life was celebrated
with an evening of
Bluegrass, Classical, Irish, Old Time, and Folk music.
Performers included renowned fiddler/violinist Mark
O'Connor, champion Irish fiddler Liz Carroll, the Wall
Street Journal's Bryan Gruley, and many more.
Syndicated public-radio show "On Point" broadcast
a recording of the concert - along with interviews
of musicians and Daniel Pearl's family, friends, and
colleagues - on November 22. You can listen to the
show from the "On Point" archives.
You can read about the concert in these Boston Globe
Reporter Inspired Tribute"
Life of Words Will Be Remembered Through Music"
Lovejoy Award Presentation
Tamara Pearl, sister of Daniel Pearl, accepted the
Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award at Colby College on behalf
of her brother. The award,
established in 1952, honors a member of the newspaper
profession who continues the Elijah Lovejoy heritage
of fearlessness and freedom. Lovejoy was murdered in
1837 for writing anti-slavery editorials.
More news and information:
Lovejoy Award To Honor Daniel Pearl
Award Goes to Slain Journalist"
Temple B'nai Shalom Dedication
Temple B'nai Shalom in East Brunswick,
N.J., held a ceremony to rename its educational center
for Daniel Pearl. Dedication of the newly named Daniel
Pearl Education Center was attended by New Jersey Governer
James McGreevey; Sen. Jon S. Corzine; Sen.-elect Frank
R. Lautenberg; Paul Steiger, managing editor of The
Wall Street Journal; and Judea Pearl, Daniel's father.
Center's Program Dedicated to Pearl"
Pearl Education Center Is Helping Us See Again"
Daniel Pearl Music Day - an
Oct. 10 and throughout the week of Oct. 7, musicians
worldwide made dedications and held special concerts
that remembered Danny, celebrated humanity and took
a stand against intolerance.
The diversity of Music Day participants was a testament
Danny's own varied musical interests: Concert goers
enjoyed symphony orchestras, string quartets, and classical
pianists; bluegrass fiddle players; folk musicians;
rock bands; jazz violinists and ensembles; and many
See the roundup of events below:
Feedback on Music Day? Interested
in planning an event for next year? Send us an email
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Los Angeles Master Chorale "Harmonies
of Grace" Concert
The L.A. Master Chorale opened its
season with a concert featuring the world premiere
of L.A.-based composer Sharon Farber's "Mother's
Lament," inspired by the story of Daniel Pearl.
The concert was reviewed in the L.A.
Times and was written up by the Associated
Pearl Memorial Lecture Series
Friedman, columnist for The New York Times, gave
the inaugural lecture: "American Foreign Policy
and the Middle East." The event was co-sponsored
by UCLA Hillel.
Judea Pearl gave opening
remarks and introduced Mr. Friedman.