Symphony Of Diversity Comes To Iowa

Mar 5, 2020

The Iowa State University Symphony Orchestra is performing a Symphony of Diversity on March 6 at Stephens Auditorium in Ames. This program brings artists and composers to the concert hall to highlight some of the many cultures and peoples that make up America.

Sarain Fox is an Ashinaabekwe actress, dancer, television host and indigenous rights activist.
Credit Courtsey of Jonathan Govias

The Symphony of Diversity is the brainchild of Jonathan Govias. This is his first year as the conductor of the ISU Symphony Orchestra and Director of Orchestral Activities. He started the Symphony of Diversity as an annual event at the University of North Carolina, but this will be the first time it will be performed in Iowa. Along with Govias, Adrian Anantawan and Sarain Fox join host Charity Nebbe to preview the event.


  • Jonathan Govias, director of orchestral activities at Iowa State University and conductor of the Iowa State Symphony
  • Adrian Anantawan, virtuoso violinist 
  • Sarain Fox, Ashinaabekwe actress, dancer, television host and Indigenous rights activist