|Letters of War | Arlington | 2011
Arlington-based composer Betsy Schramm created an original orchestral piece which was inspired by and incorporated historic letters sent home by American soldiers during conflicts spanning back to the Civil War. As part of the project, Betsy also presented workshops on the composition process at two Arlington schools where students explored concepts like incorporating text and themes. The culminating concert was held in celebration of Veteran's Day and narrated by Representative Jay Kaufman. The concert brought the community together and used music in a unique way to bring history to life and recognize veterans in Arlington.
Funded by the Arlington Cultural Council in 2011
Grant Recipient: Betsy Schramm, $2,000