Composer Portrait - Osvaldo Golijov

Osvaldo Golijov maybe a new name to contemporary music fans in the UK, but the Argentine-born composer has already had considerable success in the US with his St.

Mark Passion.

His music is a memorable blend of Spanish, Latin-American and Jewish influences.

The BBCSO gives the UK premiere of Last Round for strings, and Tekyah, written for the BBC's Holocaust: A Music Memorial Film from Auschwitz, broadcast last January, and involving an unusual ensemble including kletzmer clarinet, hyper-accordion and the sound of 10 antelope horns.

Then Dawn Upshaw joins the BBCSO for the world premiere of a new concert suite from his opera about Federico Garcia Lorca, Ainadamar.

And Upshaw and The Andalucian Dogs ensemble perform Ayre, described as "a lush mix of Spanish and Mediterranean influences, telling of love and war, religion and rage and sung in Ladino, Arabic, Hebrew, Sardinian, Spanish and Ancient Aramaic."

Presented by Christopher Cook.

Golijov, Osvaldo: Last Round (UK premiere); Tekyah (UK premiere); Ainadamar Arias and Ensembles (world premiere); Ayre (European premiere)

Dawn Upshaw (soprano)

Jessica Rivera (soprano)

Kelly O'Connor (mezzo-soprano)

Michael Ward-Bergman (Accordion)

David Krakauer (Kleztmer Clarinet)

Apollo Voices (chorus)

The Andalucian Dogs (ensemble)

Roberto Minczuk (conductor).

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Osvaldo Golijov maybe a new name to contemporary music fans in the UK, but the Argentine-born composer has already had considerable success in the US with his St.

Mark Passion.

His music is a memorable blend of Spanish, Latin-American and Jewish influences.

The BBCSO gives the UK premiere of Last Round for strings, and Tekyah, written for the BBC's Holocaust: A Music Memorial Film from Auschwitz, broadcast last January, and involving an unusual ensemble including kletzmer clarinet, hyper-accordion and the sound of 10 antelope horns.

Then Dawn Upshaw joins the BBCSO for the world premiere of a new concert suite from his opera about Federico Garcia Lorca, Ainadamar.

And Upshaw and The Andalucian Dogs ensemble perform Ayre, described as "a lush mix of Spanish and Mediterranean influences, telling of love and war, religion and rage and sung in Ladino, Arabic, Hebrew, Sardinian, Spanish and Ancient Aramaic."

Presented by Christopher Cook.

Golijov, Osvaldo: Last Round (UK premiere); Tekyah (UK premiere); Ainadamar Arias and Ensembles (world premiere); Ayre (European premiere)

Dawn Upshaw (soprano)

Jessica Rivera (soprano)

Kelly O'Connor (mezzo-soprano)

Michael Ward-Bergman (Accordion)

David Krakauer (Kleztmer Clarinet)

Apollo Voices (chorus)

The Andalucian Dogs (ensemble)

Roberto Minczuk (conductor).