March 10, 2013
Composer Mohammed Fairouz of New York works with the Kansas University Wind Ensemble during a rehearsal of Fairouz's work, "In the Shadow of No Towers," at Murphy Hall. The ensemble will travel to New York to perform the world premiere of the piece 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