Falling Out of Time

Osvaldo Golijov

Falling Out of Time
May 04, 2022

This event occurred as part of the 21/22 Hop Presents season. This is an archived view.

A literary-turned-musical meditation from the Argentinian composer.

21/22 Hop Presents

Golijov reprised his place as one of the classical world's leading figures with this new chamber opera written for 13 musicians including three vocalists. Rooted in David Grossman's novel of the same name, this infinitely nuanced story narrates a profound journey of grief and solace. Golijov is no stranger to addressing enormous ideas in his music. This time he explores the idea that connecting with the dead can only take place beyond linear boundaries since they are outside of time and place. Thus, a journey out of time begins as parents grieve the death of a child, a quest to comprehend a loss with no name.

Golijov will be at the Hop as the artists bring Falling Out of Time to life.

Osvaldo Golijov - Falling Out of Time

Generously supported by Anonymous Fund No. 136 and the John M. Tiedtke 1930 Visiting Performing Artists Fund

Photo: David O'Connor

Osvaldo Golijov's works include the St Mark Passion; the opera Ainadamar; Azul, a cello concerto; and the song cycle Ayre. He was born in Argentina and lived in Jerusalem before coming to the US. He is the Loyola Professor of Music at the College of the Holy Cross.
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