In Thursday’s (10/8) Plymouth Observer (Michigan), Linda Ann Chomin writes, “The Michigan premiere of ‘Chasing Light’ by the Plymouth Canton Symphony Orchestra is set for Nov. 21 and community groups are busy planning educational activities to promote the special performance. Late last month members of several community groups were invited to the Ford Made in America luncheon at the Village Theater in Canton to share their thoughts about promoting the concert and working with composer Joseph Schwantner during his local stay for the premiere… The Plymouth Canton Symphony Orchestra is one of 58 nationwide to perform the work written about a New Hampshire sunrise by Schwantner, a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer.” The 58 orchestras formed to Ford Made in America Commissioning Consortium to commission the work. “Polly Kahn always knew music had the power to bring people together but never realized the extent until the League of American Orchestras partnered with the Ford Motor Company Fund and Meet the Composer for the Ford Made in America program. Kahn, the League’s vice president for learning and leadership development, flew in from New York for the luncheon.” Ford Made in America is made possible by Ford Motor Company Fund. Major support is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional funding from The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts, and The Amphion Foundation.
Posted October 13, 2009