Community Events Related to Zabur

Leading up to the debut performance of Mohammed Fairouz's Zabur with the ISO and the Indianapolis Children's Choir on Friday, April 24, we have partnered with a number of local and national thought leaders to present an attractive offering of community events. Click here for a downloadable PDF or read on, you choral guru, you!

All events are open to the public.

Interfaith Conversation
Tuesday, April 21 | 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Indiana Interchurch Center| Krannert Room | 1100 W. 42nd Street | Indianapolis
The Center for Interfaith Cooperation is hosting an interfaith celebration of Psalms, the text that helped to inspire the composition of Zabur. Over 3,000 years old, Psalms is an extraordinary example of how scared text continues to influence our culture. Come prepared to contribute something about your favorite Psalm and plan to join us as we share stories, songs, and music that show the enduring power of scared verse. Free and open to the public.

Art: A Bridge Between Cultures
Friday, April 24 | 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Christ Church Cathedral | Parish Hall | 125 Monument Circle | Indianapolis
In this free public dialogue, Faisal Al-Juburi, Executive Director of Bridges of Understanding, will lead a spirited conversation with experienced diplomats and artists, including Ambassador Cynthia Schneider, film director Ruba Nadda, Bronx educator Brandon Cardet-Hernandez, and Herron School of Art and Design professor and GRAM Artprize winner, Anila Quayyum Agha. Together, they will explore how an artist’s cultural and religious background can help bridge understanding to shape public policy. Free and open to the public.

Maestro Conversation
Friday, April 24 | 7:15-7:45 p.m.
Hilbert Circle Theatre | 45 Monument Circle | Indianapolis
Join conductor Eric Stark, ISO CEO Gary Ginstling and composer Mohammed Fairouz for an introduction to Zabur just before the downbeat of the world premiere performance. This 30-minute pre-concert conversation provides insight into the creative process behind a new, large-scale musical composition, as told by the composer and the conductor themselves. **Free with the purchase of a concert ticket.

World Premiere Performance
Friday, April 24 | 8:00 p.m.
Hilbert Circle Theatre | 45 Monument Circle | Indianapolis
Always intimate and moving, Fauré’s Requiem is paired opposite a new work by composer Mohammed Fairouz titled Zabur. This world premiere performance features the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Children’s Choir and guest soloists performing a new setting of the ancient Psalm texts, re-imagined in the contemporary Middle East. Tickets available by calling (317) 639-4300 or by clicking here.

We gratefully acknowledge three partners who, with such vision, generosity and skill, will elevate the debut of Zabur for so many throughout the community. Thank you to Spirit & Place Festival, Center for Interfaith Cooperation and to Bridges of Understanding.