Always intimate and moving, Indianapolis Symphonic Choir and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra pair Fauré’s Requiem opposite a new work by composer Mohammed Fairouz, entitled Zabur.
Fauré Requiem and Fairouz Zabur
Indianapolis Symphonic Choir
Hilbert Circle Theatre
Friday, April 24 @8pm
- Faure Requiem. Different from other choral Requiems you experience in the concert hall – Verdi’s fiery Requiem or Mozart’s unfinished requiem – Gabriel Faure’s Requiem is said to be uniquely optimistic and uplifting. Said the composer himself about the setting of his Requiem: “It has been said that my Requiem does not express the fear of death…someone has called it a lullaby of death….I see death as a happy deliverance, an aspiration towards happiness above, rather than a painful experience.”
- Zabur by Mohammed Fairouz. Already being compared to other psalm settings including Berstein’s Chichester Psalms and Stravensky’s Symphony of Psalms, this new setting of ancient texts is from a composer gaining worldwide respect. Said the BBC of Fairouz, “One of the most talented composers of his generation.”
This world premiere performance features the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Children’s Choir and guest soloists performing a new setting of these ancient Psalm texts, re-imagined in the contemporary Middle East.
Tickets available by calling (317) 639-4300 or via the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra website.
Participating organization have planned several community events in the days preceding this concert.
Here is a full list of activities.