In-Choir-ing Minds

Join Dr. Michael Sells and Symphonic Choir Artistic Director Eric Stark for a presentation exploring the vivid musical landscape of Toward a Secret Sky, commissioned by the ISC from world-renowned composer Augusta Read Thomas. Fusing the uplifting poetry of 13th-century Sufi mystic Rumi with her vibrant musical palette, Toward a Secret Sky is a real “tour de force” for chorus and symphony orchestra. Punctuated with recorded excerpts from ongoing ISC rehearsals, this presentation will offer a glimpse into Thomas’s musical effervescence, as well as the unique process of commissioning a major work for chorus and orchestra.