The International Center aims to promote events in Indiana that highlight and celebrate cultural diversity and international relations. Whether you like to engage in international diplomacy, eat Chinese food, dance to Russian music, celebrate a French holiday, or participate in Scottish games, we hope you’ll find a way to celebrate and participate in our global city.
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Evening Classical Series: Welcome Back to the United States of America
February 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Canadian-American conductor Peter Oundjian explores music of North America with the ISO, starting with William Grant Still’s Poem for Orchestra, which Still’s wife says was “inspired by the concept of a world being reborn spiritually after a period of darkness and desolation.” Florence Price— the first Black woman to have her music performed by a major U.S. orchestra—honors her African-American heritage with a movement of her String Quartet, arranged here for orchestra by Oundjian.
Barber’s unbroken Symphony No. 1 releases its titanic strength and energy, and the ISO commissions a new work by young Atlanta-based African American composer Joel Thompson, recently celebrated in the New York Times for his moving work “Seven Last Words of the Unarmed.”