Composer Joseph M. Martin based this musical work on Song of Wisdom, a beloved children's book written by Douglas Wood. Song of Wisdom from Old Turtle is a choral and symphonic experience that masterfully crafts the many characters and moods of the book into a musical fantasy for a Soprano/Alto/Tenor/Bass chorus and narrator. Visually illustrating the performance will be slides of the book's dream-like watercolors by Cheng-Khee Chee. Appropriate for all ages.
This performance is a joint collaboration between the Indianapolis Arts Chorale and the Music Programs of St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Carmel, IN., utilizing the church orchestra, under the direction of Mr. Ed Rowell and members of the church choir who are under the direction of Dr. Eric DeForest as well as the singers of the Indianapolis Arts Chorale.
Copies of the book will be available at each performance, thanks to support from the Christel DeHaan Family Foundation.
Tickets: $20 , adults; $15, seniors and students over age 12; free, children 12 and under.