Listen: Ensemble LPR Reimagines Irish Song with Fairouz and Handler

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Thursday, April 09, 2015

Composers Mohammed Fairouz and David Handler Ensemble LPR's 'Follow, Poet' Featured Composers Mohammed Fairouz and David Handler (Samantha West / Courtesy of 21c Liederabend)

On Feb. 23, Le Poisson Rouge's resident Ensemble LPR presented "Follow, Poet," an evening of vocal music from composers Mohammed Fairouz and David Handler, hosted by poet Paul Muldoon. 

The evening included the world premiere of Ensemble LPR director David Handler's Celtic Verses with the group's harpist, Kristi Shade, and mezzo-soprano Mark Mackenzie, and Evan Rogister leading the ensemble in Mohammed Fairouz's song cycle Audenesque with mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey. Along with Fairouz's ballet Sadat, Deutsche Grammophon recently released Audenesque on record in the ensemble's debut album for the historic German label. 

Listen to individual pieces and full artist interviews below.

David Handler - Celtic Verses

Mohammed Fairouz - Audenesque

Paul Muldoon Interviews David Handler, Mohammed Fairouz and Kate Lindsey

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