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Fairouz coming to Montgomery

Composer Mohammed Fairouz plans to visit Montgomery prior to the Southern premiere of his piece The Named Angels by the Del Sol string quartet on February 22.

Fairouz, born in 1985, is one of the most frequently performed, commissioned, and recorded composers of his generation. Hailed by The New York Times as “an important new artistic voice” and by BBC World News as “one of the most talented composers of his generation,” Fairouz integrates Middle-Eastern modes into Western structures, to deeply expressive effect. His output encompasses virtually every genre, including opera, symphonies,ensemble works, chamber and solo pieces, choral settings, and more than a dozen song cycles.Commissions have come from Rachel Barton Pine, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Borromeo String Quartet, Imani Winds, New York Festival of Song, Da Capo Chamber Players, Cantus, and many others. Recent premieres include his first opera, Sumeida’s Song, and his fourth symphony, In the Shadow of No Towers, both greeted with critical acclaim.

Check back for details on opportunities to meet with this acclaimed artist.