Osvaldo Golijov’s Falling Out of Time

Symphony Hall

Dan Brantigan, Trumpet, Flugelhorn

Megan Conley, Harp

Shawn Conley, Acoustic bass, Electric Fretless Bass

Biella da Costa, vocals

Nora Fischer, vocals

Jeremy Flower, Electric Guitar, Modular Synthesizer

Johnny Gandelsman, Violin

Mario Gotoh, Viola

Karen Ouzounian, Cello

Yoni Rechter, vocals

Shane Shanahan, Percussion, Drum Set

Mazz Swift, Violin

This special concert presents Argentina-born American composer Osvaldo Golijov’s Falling Out of Time, composed for a multicultural, multistylistic instrumental group of musicians that includes members of Silkroad Ensemble. Drawing powerfully on popular and folk-music styles, based on David Grossman’s experimental novel about parents’ grief at the loss of a child, Golijov’s urgently impactful piece is here presented in a semi-staged performance.

This timely presentation of the musical expression of grief on the Symphony Hall stage will move you and make you reflect. Bringing together an impressive group of musicians, this Boston premiere is an opportunity to see a new piece by a remarkable living composer. 

Presented in association with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

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On Sunday, April 23, 2023, join The Vilna Shul: Boston’s Center for Jewish Culture for an exclusive conversation with Osvaldo Golijov and Falling Out of Time musicians Nora Fischer and Yoni Rechter on the origins and journey of this artistic work.

Presented by The Vilna Shul in association with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Celebrity Series and BroadBand Collaborative.

Falling Out of Time: A Conversation 
Sunday, April 23, 2023 | 3:00 - 5:00 PM
The Vilna Shul, 18 Phillips St. Boston MA 02114

“Harrowing and hallucinogenic, this song cycle about bereavement and isolation has unintended resonance in a year that has familiarized so many with trauma and loss.”

New York Times

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