The ISO And NewAm Present: Son Lux And Shara Worden Edwin Outwater, Conductor Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond), Vocalist Son Lux, Composer-performer NewAm composer and Indiana University alumnus Son Lux will join the ISO on stage and perform various pieces from his recent and critically-acclaimed albums and other new works, arranged specially for the ISO by NewAm artists William Brittelle, Caroline Shaw, and Daniel Wohl. Later in the performance, NewAm community member Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond) will serve as vocalist for NewAm co-director Sarah Kirkland Snider¹s highly-lauded song cycle Penelope. Inspired by Homer’s epic poemThe Odyssey, Snider’s Penelope is a meditation on memory, identity and what it means to come home.
The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra recently announced its new partnership with New Amsterdam, the only non-profit, artist-services organization and record label of its kind, to periodically showcase the sophisticated, adventurous sound of highly-trained composers and instrumentalists on the NewAm label. Led by co-directors William Brittelle, Judd Greenstein, and Sarah Kirkland Snider, NewAm has been christened one of the most influential voices in new music by Time Out New York, The New York Times, New York Magazine, and many other outlets.