Symphony of Diversity

Adrian Anantawan
05 Mar 2020
7:30 PM
Stephens Auditorium
  • Student Affairs
  • Department of Kinesiology
  • College of Engineering
  • Department of World Languages and Cultures
  • Accessibility Services
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • The Margaret Sloss Women's Center
  • Department of Music and Theatre
  • College of Design
  • College of Business
  • Office of Diversity and Inclusion
  • Department of Art and Visual Culture
  • School of Education
  • Department of African & African American Studies
  • Committee on Lectures (funded by Student Government)

Join the Iowa State University Orchestra as they celebrate a world that is a Symphony of Diversity. Bringing uncommon artists and uncommon composers to the concert hall to highlight the many cultures and peoples that make up America, the performance features the Iowa State University Symphony Orchestra under its conductor, Jonathan Govias, along with special guest Adrian Anantawan, violin.

Doors open at 6:45pm. This event is free and open to the public. 


  • Bal Masqué by American composer Amy Beach (American, 1867-1944)
  • Concerto for Violin by Amanda Maier Röntgen (Swedish, (1853-1894) with guest soloist Adrian Anantawan, violin
  • Juba Dance by Nathaniel Dett (African American/Canadian, 1882-1943)
  • Ojibwe Creation Legend “Nanabush and the Giant Beaver” by Canadian composer Richard Mascall (“Singing Beaver on Water”) (2nd American performance ever)
  • Conga del Fuego Nuevo by Arturo Márquez, (Mexican, b. 1950)

Total program duration is just over an hour and is specifically designed to be accessible to all ages.