• Tuesday, Jan 8, 2013

    Composer Osvaldo Golijov Continues Carnegie Hall Residency with Making Music Program of Music and Conversation on Monday, February 4

    Image of Osvaldo Golijov © Tanit Sakakini
    On Monday, February 4, at 6:00 p.m., Osvaldo Golijov continues his season-long residency as holder of Carnegie Hall’s Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair with a Making Music program in Zankel Hall featuring performances by some of Golijov’s longtime collaborators. The program includes the New York premiere of Qohelet, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall and performed by the St. Lawrence String Quartet. Sopranos Jessica Rivera and Biella da Costa are also featured in Golijov’s acclaimed song cycle Ayre, which received its premiere in Zankel Hall in 2004 and was also commissioned by Carnegie Hall. The program begins with the composer’s K’vakarat, performed by the St. Lawrence String Quartet and clarinetist Todd Palmer. Mr. Golijov will also discuss his music with Jeremy Geffen, Carnegie Hall’s Director of Artistic Planning, throughout the concert.

    A major highlight of Mr. Golijov’s Carnegie Hall residency, on Sunday, March 10 at 3:00 p.m., Robert Spano conducts Golijov’s La Pasión según San Marcos (“The Passion According to St. Mark”), a contemporary setting of the Passion story drawing on the sounds of Latin America. Leading up to this one-time-only performance, Mr. Golijov and many of the professional musicians taking part in this concert have worked closely with over one hundred New York City high school singers starting in spring 2012 as part of an in-depth creative learning project presented by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute. The concert will be aired on WQXR 105.9 FM in New York and stations nationwide as part of the Carnegie Hall Live broadcast and digital series, produced by WQXR and Carnegie Hall in collaboration with American Public Media. Concerts in the series are available for live streaming on wqxr.org and carnegiehall.org/wqxr. For more information on this year’s project exploring La Pasión según San Marcos, including behind-the-scenes video of the rehearsal process, please click here.

    The final concert of Golijov’s residency, on Friday, May 17, at 6:00 p.m., features renowned soprano and frequent collaborator Dawn Upshaw, and the energetic Irish new-music group Crash Ensemble, conducted by Alan Pierson, performing Golijov’s hauntingly beautiful songs "Lúa Descolorida" and "How Slow the Wind" among other works.

    Osvaldo Golijov has become one of the most prominent and frequently performed living composers of our time. Born in 1960 to an Eastern European Jewish family in La Plata, Argentina, Mr. Golijov was surrounded by classical chamber music, Jewish liturgical and klezmer music, and the “new tango” of Astor Piazzolla. This amalgam of influences features significantly in his work. The originality and creativity of his voice has earned him a unique place in contemporary repertoire as well as many accolades, including a MacArthur Fellowship in 2003. Mr. Golijov has received numerous commissions from major ensembles and institutions in the US and Europe. His music is performed regularly by such musicians as Robert Spano, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Dawn Upshaw, Luciana Souza, and Maya Beiser; the St. Lawrence, Kronos, and Borromeo quartets; the Boston, Chicago, and Atlanta symphony orchestras; and the New York Philharmonic and Los Angeles Philharmonic. His collaborations continue to grow, most recently with film director Francis Ford Coppola, for whom he has written two film scores in less than two years and is currently at work on a third. Ainadamar, Mr. Golijov’s opera based on the life of Federico García Lorca, won the Grammy Award for Best Classical Composition in 2006. He has been composer-in-residence at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Merkin Concert Hall in New York City, Spoleto Festival USA, Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Music Alive series, Marlboro Music, Ravinia, and several other festivals. Mr. Golijov is Loyola Professor of Music at College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, where he has taught since 1991.

    Carnegie Hall’s Composer’s Chair was inaugurated in 1995, inviting composer appointees to collaborate with Carnegie Hall on creative aspects of the Hall’s activities. In 1999, the position was renamed for trustee and chairman emeritus Richard Debs and his wife, Barbara, in honor of their longstanding commitment to Carnegie Hall and its artistic goals. Beginning in the 2007–2008 season, the Debs Composer’s Chair was reconfigured as a one-year position. Previous holders of the Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair at Carnegie Hall are Kaija Saariaho (2011–2012), Brad Mehldau (2010–2011), Louis Andriessen (2009–2010), Elliott Carter (2008–2009), Thomas Adès (2007–2008), John Adams (2003–2007), Pierre Boulez (1999–2003), and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (1995–1999).

    Program Information
    Monday, February 4, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.
    Zankel Hall

    Commentary by Osvaldo Golijov
    St. Lawrence String Quartet
    •• Geoff Nuttall, Violin
    •• Scott St. John, Violin
    •• Lesley Robertson, Viola
    •• Christopher Costanza, Cello
    Jessica Rivera, Soprano
    Biella da Costa, Mezzo-Soprano
    Todd Palmer, Clarinet
    The Zankel Band
    •• Alex Sopp, Flute and Alto Flute
    •• Todd Palmer, Clarinet and Bass Clarinet
    •• Eric Ruske, Horn
    •• Claudio Ragazzi, Guitar and Ronroco
    •• Bridget Kibbey, Harp
    •• Michael Ward-Bergeman, Accordion
    •• Jeremy Flower, Sampler
    •• Hsin-Yun Huang, Viola
    •• Julia MacLaine, Cello
    •• Kris Saebo, Bass
    •• Jamey Haddad, Percussion
    Jeremy Geffen, Moderator

    Qohelet (NY Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall and Stanford Lively Arts)

    Tickets: $30

    The Fast Forward series of concerts is sponsored by Ernst & Young LLP

    Lead support for Carnegie Hall commissions is provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. ___________________________________

    Sunday, March 10 at 3:00 p.m.
    Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

    Orquesta La Pasión
    Mikael Ringquist, Leader
    Gonzalo Grau, Leader
    Robert Spano, Conductor
    Jessica Rivera, Soprano
    Luciana Souza, Vocalist
    Reynaldo González-Fernández, Afro-Cuban Singer and Dancer
    Deraldo Ferreira, Capoeirista and Berimbau
    Members of Schola Cantorum de Venezuela
    Maria Guinand, Chorus Director
    David Rosenmeyer, Music Supervisor
    Forest Hills High School
    Frank Sinatra School of the Arts
    Songs of Solomon

    OSVALDO GOLIJOV La Pasión según San Marcos

    Pre-concert talk starts at 2:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage with Osvaldo Golijov and Maria Guinand in conversation with Jeremy Geffen, Director of Artistic Planning, Carnegie Hall.

    Tickets: $15-$35

    Lead support for La Pasión según San Marcos: A Creative Learning Project is provided by The Irene Diamond Fund.

    La Pasión según San Marcos: A Creative Learning Project is generously underwritten by Martha and Bob Lipp.

    Public support for this program is provided by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

    Additional support is provided, in part, by an endowment grant from The Irene Diamond Fund.

    This concert and the Choral Classics series are made possible, in part, by an endowment fund for choral music established by S. Donald Sussman in memory of Judith Arron and Robert Shaw.

    Funding for the Carnegie Hall Live broadcast series is provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

    Friday, May 17, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.
    Zankel Hall

    Alan Pierson, Conductor
    Dawn Upshaw, Soprano
    Iarla Ó Lionáird, Voice

    OSVALDO GOLIJOV "Lúa Descolorida"
    OSVALDO GOLIJOV "How Slow the Wind"
    TRADITIONAL "Aisling Gheal" (arr. Dennehy)
    DONNACHA DENNEHY That the Night Come (NY Premiere)

    Tickets: $36-$50

    Osvaldo Golijov is the holder of the 2012–2013 Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair at Carnegie Hall.

    Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall.
    Ticket Information
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