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Ensemble LPR & Mohammed Fairouz’s “Follow, Poet” Trailer



Follow Poet FairouzWe’re excited to share the trailer for Follow, Poet, the Deutsche Grammophon debut from Ensemble LPR.
On it Ensemble LPR performs music by composer Mohammed Fairouz, including his Audenesque featuring mezzo soprano Kate Lindsay as well as readings by Pulitzer Prize winning poet and New Yorker poetry editor Paul Muldoon. The ensemble will perform Audenesque with Lindsay and Muldoon at (Le) Poisson Rouge on February 23.
The album also features Fairouz’s ballet “Sadat,” centering around scenes from the life of the late Egyptian president Anwar Sadat. Read more about this piece at Fairouz’s website.
The February 23 performance by Ensemble LPR will feature, in addition to Audenesque, the world premiere of David Handler’s Celtic Verses.
Watch the trailer below:

Ensemble LPR will return to (Le) Poisson Rouge on March 11 to reunite with conductor Andre de Ridder on a program featuring Claude Vivier’s Zipangu, Iannis Xenakis’ Aurora, and the world premiere of Greezy by Mica Levi of Micachu & the Shapes. Ensemble LPR and de Ridder first collaborated last March on a program featuring the Suite from There Will Be Blood by Jonny Greenwood, Bartok’s Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta, and the US premiere of Bryce Dessner’s Lachrimae.
posted by Dustin Nelson