The Tapestry: A Musician’s Journey featuring Ann Strubler, Violinist, Michael Strubler, film maker, Matthew Strubler, composer
The Mieczkowski Family, classical musicians.
Ann Strubler, former Detroit Symphony violinist, was reunited with her birthparents and discovered her musical and spiritual heritage. Come to see and hear the film and music of the Tapestry: A Musician’s Journey, as created and composed by Michael Strubler and Matthew Strubler. Also, with music played by the talented Mieczkowski Family, enjoy their inspiring arrangement of famous hymns. Oh, and be ready for a surprise ending!
A graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy, New England Conservatory, and Boston University, Ann Strubler had a distinguished career as a first violinist in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) for 30 years. While playing at Tanglewood in Massachusetts, she won the distinguished Joseph Silverstein Award for Outstanding Violinist. She also played with the Boston Opera, Boston Pops, Minnesota Orchestra, and Vermont Symphony Orchestra. Recently, she has expanded her genre range to include contemporary, folk rock, blue grass, and jazz. She still plays frequently with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and more recently with the Detroit Jazz Festival. Ann was adopted and raised by Dr. Anthony and Mary Ourada of Fairmont, Minnesota. She is married to Dr. David Strubler and is the mother of three musical and artistic sons and two grand daughters. A pastel artist, she is also the subject of a new documentary film, The Tapestry: A Musician’s Journey, to be premiered National Adoption Month (November) 2016 in Detroit.
Michael Strubler started writing, drawing and playing and composing on the piano throughout elementary and high school. As a graduate of Spring Arbor University, he studied English writing, music composition, and illustration. Owner of The Tapestry, LLC, he recently combined all of his talents to write, score, direct, and edit a documentary film “The Tapestry: A Musician’s Journey” – to be released in November 2016. His second film project is a documentary on the discovery of classical music and instruments crafted by native, high country Bolivians, a follow-up to Deniro’s 1986 film “The Mission.” He lives in Portland, Oregon.
Matthew Strubler is a professional composer of both symphonic and contemporary styles of music. Owner of Matt Daniels Publishing, LLC, he started piano studies at age 8, percussion at age 11 at Oakland University, guitar studies through Berklee College of Music, and vocal studies with award-winning director/composer, Dr. Brandon Ulrich. At age sixteen, he composed his first symphonic piece and then at 19, wrote his first full-length symphony – The Tapestry: A Symphonic Poem – recorded by musicians of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. He wrote and recorded his first rock album “Born Wild” playing in southeastern Michigan in venues such as the Hard Rock Café in Detroit. He is currently starting a career in composing music for films.
The Mieczkowskis are a musical family of 12 from Grand Blanc, Michigan. Mom Lorie began piano studies at the age of 6 and continued on to earn a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Pedagogy from Marygrove College. Dad Pat enjoyed singing in choirs during high school and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Lawrence Tech. Their 10 children, Jonathan, Grace, Melody, Joseph, Anna, Caleb, Lydia, Mary, Julia and Rebecca have all studied music from a young age. Several have won music competitions in the Detroit area. They have enjoyed being part of the Orion Chamber Music Society Orchestra, the Oakland University Chamber Orchestra, and the First Baptist Church of Troy Orchestra. In 2015, the Mieczkowski family released their first album, Reflections of Praise, an instrumental collection of timeless hymns with fresh and beautiful arrangements. In 2017, Anna recorded Wealth of Grace, featuring harp and violin arrangements of well-loved hymns. Please visit their website at mieczkowskifamily.com for more information. The Mieczkowskis desire to honor God in their music and with their lives. As J.S. Bach indicated on his music, Soli Deo gloria – Glory to God alone!