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June 2011 Spotlight: Fontana Chamber Arts + So Percussion

Fontana Chamber Arts in Kalamazoo, Michigan, presented So Percussion in April 2011. This Performing Arts Fund—supported engagement featured a public performance by So Percussion, along with three days of in-depth educational activities that included six events. Stretching artistic boundaries is a vital component of Fontana Chamber Arts’ programming, and this performance provided that “stretch” for its regular classical audience.

May 2011 Spotlight: Civic Music Association + Cantus

Civic Music Association in Des Moines, Iowa, presented Cantus in March 2011. This Performing Arts Fund—supported engagement featured a public performance by men’s vocal ensemble Cantus. The concert program, titled Before Us, explored American identity through hope, faith, labor, community, and love. The program included works by Leonard Bernstein, Jan Sibelius, Paul Simon, Lee Holby, and Dave Matthews, as well as arrangements of American folk songs and African-American spirituals.

April 2011 Spotlight: Krannert Center for the Performing Arts + Somi

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts presented Somi in Champaign, Illinois, in January 2011. This Performing Arts Fund—supported engagement featured three public performances in intimate, club-style seating at the Studio Theatre at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, along with residency activities throughout the community.

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