India is undergoing rapid change, but where is it leading? Listen to this emotionally charged excerpt from A.R. Rahman’s new work for orchestra, “The Flying Lotus,” as he searches for an answer.

“The Flying Lotus” was premiered by the Seattle Symphony with conductor Ricardo Averbach at Celebrate Asia on May 12. The commission by A.R. Rahman was generously underwritten by Vijay and Sita Vashee, Parul and Gary Houlahan, Vishwa and Vandana Prasad, Noreen and Kabir Shahani, and Satya and Rao Ramala.