Toward A Secret Sky

The Indianapolis Symphonic Choir will present the highly anticipated world premiere of “Toward A Secret Sky,” by American composer Augusta Read Thomas. This is the third major commission for the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir in 20 years, following Kyle Gann’s “Transcendental Sonnets” in 2002, and Mohammed Fairouz’s “Zabur” in 2014, which the Choir subsequently performed at New York’s famed Carnegie Hall and recorded via Naxos Records.

Based on the beautiful texts of Rumi in the translations by Coleman Barks, “Toward A Secret Sky” is about the profound beauty and empathy of love and will be paired with Francis Poulenc’s “Gloria.” This new choral-orchestral masterwork was commissioned by the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir in 2020 as part of the organization’s mission to create and perform new choral masterworks and features the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.

“Toward a Secret Sky” is made possible with generous support from the Lilly Endowment and the Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation.

Christina Pier’s appearance is made possible in part by Cape Fletcher Associates.

Augusta Read Thomas Composer
Christina Pier Soprano
Eric Stark
Artistic Director
Michael Davis Assistant Artistic Director
David Duncan Keyboard Artist
Indianapolis Symphonic Choir
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

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