The Jerusalem Symphony with music director Leon Botstein and violinist Robert McDuffie. For tickets or additional information, contact the University Musical Society at 734-764-2538 or online at ums.org.
Leon Botstein has perhaps one of the most unusual resumés in the business: the college president is founder and co-artistic director of the Bard Music Festival, which focuses on one composer each season; directs the American Symphony Orchestra with its focus on thematically organized concerts that link the visual arts, literature, politics, and history; and now leads the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, originally founded in the 1940s as Israel’s national radio orchestra. He has addressed the United Nations on “Why Music Matters” as part of Kofi Annan’s lecture series and is widely praised for both his tirelessly creative approach to programming and his inspired performances. This UMS debut program feature works by three Jewish-American composers.
Official Website: http://ums.org/s_current_season/artist.asp?pageid=475
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