Composer of the Month August 2019: Mohammed Fairouz

Mohammed FairouzMohammed 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 the Detroit and Alabama Symphony Orchestras, The Dutch National Opera, Rachel Barton Pine, Maya Beiser, Borromeo String Quartet, Imani Winds, New York Festival of Song, Da Capo Chamber Players, Cantus, and many others. He is published by Peermusic Classical.

View all compositions by Mohammed Fairouz

Listen to Symphony No. 4 "In the Shadow of No Towers" - III. One Nation Under Two Flags: