March 10, 2013
French horn players Stephen Meiller and Muriel Hague, along with members of the Kansas University Wind Ensemble, rehearse "In the Shadow of No Towers" at Murphy Hall. The ensemble will travel to New York to perform the world premiere of the piece, by New York composer Mohammed Fairouz, at Carnegie Hall.
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Just write something fast, flashy. Don’t get deep. We’ll pay you a lot of money. Composer Mohammed Fairouz says he turns down many such requests. “In the Shadow of No Towers” is nothing like those. It’s not an everyday selection for the Kansas University Wind Ensemble, either. By Sara Shepherd