Ann Arbor Symphony to celebrate U.S. with program featuring Joan Tower’s “Made in America”

Posted on: August 2, 2019

“The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra announced Monday that it has been awarded a $15,000 grant from the Harry A. & Margaret D. Towsley Foundation to present ‘Made in America,’ ” writes Jessica Stratchen in Monday’s (7/29) Patch (Plymouth-Canton, Michigan). The October 12 concert “celebrating classical music inspired by the people and landscape of the United States … will feature award-winning cellist Zlatomir Fung,” who recently won the gold medal at the International Tchaikovsky Competition. He will perform the Dvořák Cello Concerto. “Also on the program is Joan Tower’s Grammy Award-winning ‘Made in America,’ an orchestral work part of Ford Made in America, a partnership program of the League of American Orchestras and Meet the Composer, made possible by Ford Motor Company Fund. Igor Stravinsky’s … Divertimento from ‘The Fairy’s Kiss’ will also be performed. ‘In this concert we’ll celebrate composers who drew inspiration from time spent in this country,’ said Ann Arbor Symphony Executive Director Mary Steffek Blaske. ‘Joan Tower’s poignant tribute to our nation pairs beautifully with works by composers who each made the United States their home for a time, and our soloist, a young American cellist of Bulgarian and Chinese heritage, brings our celebration of America full circle.’ ”

Posted August 1, 2019