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Passion Players

Lincoln Center’s tribute to the intense Argentine-born composer Osvaldo Golijov kicked off last week. See Peter Davis’s review of the first performances, and consider these programs of the next three weeks.


  1. 1.Ayre

    February 4

    Dawn Upshaw performs songs written for her, in Spanish, Hebrew, and Arabic, from the lovely new CD of the same name. The Kronos Quartet—known for its Golijov expertise— also plays.

  2. 2. Yiddishbbuk and The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind

    February 8

    The excellent St. Lawrence String Quartet performs these early Golijov successes, heavily influenced by Jewish folk and liturgical music.

  3. 3. La Pasión Según San Marcos

    February 20 and 21

    The acclaimed 2000 oratorio, set in contemporary Latin America, draws on texts from the Gospels, the Kaddish, and Galician poems, as well as the music of Bahia and Cuba.

  4. 4. Discussion with Gustavo Santaolalla

    February 22

    Golijov, who’s scoring a new Francis Ford Coppola film, chats with the Brokeback Mountain composer about film music.


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