Osvaldo Golijov

13 April 2008 / 20:00

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Osvaldo Golijov Ainadamar
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Robert Spano conductor
Dawn Upshaw soprano
Jessica Rivera soprano
Kelley O'Connor mezzo-soprano
Jesús Montoya singer
Jeremy Flower sampler
Craig Ogden guitar
Adam del Monte guitar
Gonzalo Grau percussionist
Women of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chamber Chorus

Concert performance
Pre-concert talk 6.30pm
Osvaldo Golijov in conversation with Maria Delgado, Professor of Theatre and Screen Arts at Queen Mary, University of London.

Osvaldo Golijov's double Grammy Award-winning Ainadamar (The Fountain of Tears), revolves around Federico Garcia Lorca and his play Mariana Pineda. Pineda was martyred in 1831 Granada for refusing to reveal the names of revolutionary leaders. An actress, Margarita, passes on to her young student, Nuria, her memories of Lorca, murdered in 1936 Granada. As she dies, she tells Nuria that an actor's individual voice may be silenced, but the hope of a people will not die.

'Golijov's score is amazing, in its opening distant trumpet calls, its insinuating dance rhythms, its vital command of percussion and its arrestingly beautiful arias for women's voice. Dawn Upshaw's extraordinary performance was a new peak for an always searching artist, and further indication that she has become one of the most consequential performers of our time. ' Los Angeles Times

Barbican members 20% discount available on this concert.

Members' discounts are limited and subject to availability. Membership fee applies.

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This event is part of:
Spring 08 Contemporary events
Present Voices
Great Performers 2007-2008


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