New Classical Featured Artist – 4/27/20-5/10/20
May is Jewish American Heritage Month and we celebrate this week by featuring music by composer Osvaldo Golijov. Though he was born in Argentina to Romanian parents and spent time living in Israel, Golijov joined the faculty of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, in 1991. There, he was named Loyola Professor of Music in 2007 and he currently resides in Brookline Massachusetts.
Golijov has led an award-winning career as a composer, winning a Guggenheim Fellowship, a MacArthur Fellowship, and being named Musical America’s Composer of the Year in 2006. He has also won two Grammy Awards and a Vilcek Prize in Music. Golijov’s output includes a long collaboration with soprano Dawn Upshaw, who premiered some of his works, often written specifically for her and whom he called his muse. Starting in 2000, Golijov composed movie soundtracks for documentaries and other films, including The Man Who Cried, Youth Without Youth, Tetro and Twixt. He has also composed and arranged chamber music, including for the Kronos Quartet and the St. Lawrence String Quartet.
Check out CMI Streaming’s New Classical Channel for music by Osvaldo Golijov.