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Sacred Masterworks: Toward A Secret Sky
Hilbert Circle Theatre
The Lilly Endowment
The Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation
The Indianapolis Symphonic Choir presents 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.
The world premiere of Thomas’ “Toward A Secret Sky” with text by the 13th-century Persian poet Rumi 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.
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Toward A Secret Sky
Augusta Read Thomas