The Tapestry

A Musician's Story of Adoption and Redemption

Story Concert-for-a-cause

With the need for orchestras to expand classical music to broader and younger audiences, Dr. David Strubler came up with a solution. "Story Concerts-for-a-Cause" are community engagement concerts that tell a compelling story and present meaningful music tied to the story and a cause. The goal is to raise public awareness of the cause and funding for a non-profit agency that provides direct services related to the cause. For example, in November 2016 (National Adoption Month) The Tapestry will premiere in a story concert with the musicians of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Detroit Symphony Youth Orchestra to raise funding for Spaulding for Children. Spaulding is an innovative adoption agency that was named a best managed non-profit by Crain's Detroit Monthly, is supported by the Dave Thomas Foundation and is a participant in the Wendy's Wonderful Kids program. The concert will open with the first movement of Beethoven's 6th Symphony, the first piece that Ann Ourada Strubler attempted to tap out on the piano at the age of just three. The 30-minute Tapestry documentary by Michael Strubler and David Jouppi will be followed by the 23-minute "Tapestry: A Symphonic Poem" composed by artist Matthew Strubler (23) at age 19. The symphony beautifully evokes the story of Ann's birth mother, Suzanne Fisch, in her journey from Innocence, to Melancholy, to Anguish, and finally to Joy. This concert will be webcast live by Detroit Public Television. Total story concert time is approximately 90 minutes. A dinner for Spaulding donors will follow after the story concert.