Composition Commissions issued to Shirish Korde and Chris Arrell

Boston Musica Viva, USA

With the support of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation Boston Musica Viva has issued two composition commissions for the 2009/2010 concert season. Shirish Korde is writing a chamber opera on the life of the legendary Indian robber bride Phoolan Devi who battled her way into parliament and who was shot in broad daylight by members of a higher caste in 2001. The work will be performed for the first time in Massachusetts in April 2010. The second composition commission goes to Chris Arrell. 

Thursday, April 15th 2010, Premiere Shirish Korde
College of the Holy Cross, O’Kane Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

October 2010, Premiere Chris Arrell
Tsai Performance Center, Boston University, USA

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