Osvaldo Golijov’s Falling Out of Time
Join us in person at The Clarice! Please note that this performance will not be livestreamed.
What happens when the natural order of things is upended?
Falling Out of Time is a new work from Grammy Award–winning composer Osvaldo Golijov, a song cycle featuring 10 members of the Silkroad Ensemble and three voices in English and Hebrew. Rooted in David Grossman’s novel of the same name, this infinitely nuanced tone poem in voices narrates a profound journey of grief and solace, a journey “out of time” as parents grieve the death of a child, a quest to comprehend a loss with no name.
This collaboration is born out of the conviction that, in the words of David Grossman, “there is one place, or rather, one dimension, where we can feel, if only for an instant, both the absolute nihility of death and the full abundance of life. That dimension is art.”
It so happens that we all are, as a world, living in a moment in which the “natural” order of things has been upended. More than ever, we are in need of stories that help us make sense of the broken pieces. Falling Out of Time is one such story. The New York Times said, “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."
This event is part of the Visiting Artist Series. The Clarice's Visiting Artist Series features regional, national and international artists who visit the University of Maryland for performances and other activities. Beyond the stunning work these artists bring to the stage, they are also committed to extensive engagement that creates exciting connections with students and the community.
This performance is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council and The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation.
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