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Special Event: A Conversation With Osvaldo Golijov and The Silkroad Ensemble

  • WBUR CitySpace 890 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA, 02215 United States (map)

Three years ago, Osvaldo Golijov sat down on a park bench in Tel Aviv to read David Grossman’s Falling Out of Time. Part play, part poem, part fable, the book narrates a journey “out of time” as parents grieve the death of their child, a quest to comprehend a loss with no name.

Osvaldo Golijov’s exquisite and nuanced interpretation of the story portrays a musical, mythical walk that traverses vast and varied emotional landscapes to finally arrive at a place where breathing is again possible. Drawing on Grossman’s powerful text, Golijov has conceived this song cycle for 13 artists of the Silkroad Ensemble, the collective whose delicacy of musical expression he describes as like “a harp of a thousand hairs.” The piece is scored for three voices, electronics, string quintet, kemancheh, percussion, pipa, sheng and trumpet.

Join us for an immersive conversation about Falling Out of Time, with WBUR and NPR’s Here & Now co-host Robin Young, alongside composer Osvaldo Golijov and artists from Silkroad. This event is part of Silkroad’s world premiere tour of Falling Out of Time and will feature excerpts of the work performed by the Silkroad Ensemble.

Event in partnership with Silkroad, WBUR's The ARTery and Boston University's College of Fine Arts.

General Admission: $15.00
Student: $5.00 (must present a student ID at check-in to be admitted entry)
Doors will open at 6pm

The Silkroad Ensemble
Shawn Conley, bass
Nicholas Cords, viola
Nora Fischer, vocals
Jeremy Flower, electronics
Johnny Gandelsman, violin
Kayhan Kalhor, kemancheh
Karen Ouzounian, cello
Shane Shanahan, percussion
Mazz Swift, violin
Wu Man, pipa
Wu Tong, sheng, suona, vocals
with guests
Dan Brantigan, trumpet
Biella da Costa, vocals

Earlier Event: October 31
Concert at College of the Holy Cross
Later Event: November 5
"The Music of Strangers" Film Screening