The Wallis Presents The West Coast Premiere of Osvaldo Golijov: Falling Out of Time
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts presents the highly anticipated West Coast premiere of Grammy-winning composer Osvaldo Golijov’s gripping new song cycle, Falling Out of Time, featuring members of the internationally acclaimed Silkroad Ensemble, on Thursday, October 27, 7:30 pm, at The Wallis’ Bram Goldsmith Theater.
The evocative work, which Golijov describes as “a tone poem in voices,” weaves a musical tapestry that draws on Delta blues and Central Asian ballads to tell a tale of grief and solace. Rooted in David Grossman’s acclaimed novel of the same name, it narrates a profound journey “out of time” as parents grieve the death of a child, a quest to comprehend a loss with no name. It also reflects the state of the world today in which the “natural” order of things has been upended. Golijov’s exquisite and nuanced musical interpretation of the story helps make sense of the broken pieces, portraying a sonic walk that traverses vast emotional landscapes to finally arrive at a place where breathing is again possible.
Classical California KUSC’s Brian Lauritzen will host a pre-concert talk with the artists at 6:30 pm.