But Why Commission New Music?

“We all know the saying ‘all music was once new music,’ but it really goes further than that” – Michael Pettry, Executive Director Commissioning new works can be risky! They don’t come without a price tag. …and, scores of other “what if’s” to boot. This blog post explores the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir’s large-scale commissioning project…that… Read More

Can We Tell Them We Are Hungry?

In last week’s overview of ZABUR, the upcoming world premiere by the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, we looked at the use of traditional Psalm texts (Psalms 2 and 102) by composer Mohammed Fairouz. These texts, sung by the Symphonic Choir in Arabic, form the framework of this two-movement work for chorus, children’s choir and symphony orchestra…. Read More

Community Events Related to Zabur

Leading up to the debut performance of Mohammed Fairouz’s Zabur with the ISO and the Indianapolis Children’s Choir on Friday, April 24, we have partnered with a number of local and national thought leaders to present an attractive offering of community events. Click here for a downloadable PDF or read on, you choral guru, you! All… Read More