A CHRONOLOGICAL VIEW OF WESTERN MUSIC HISTORY IN THE CONTEXT OF WORLD EVENTS

Osvaldo Golijov

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December 5, 1960: Osvaldo Noé Golijov is born in La Plata, Argentina. His father is a physician, his mother a piano teacher.
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November 11, 1991: Omaramor for cello by Osvaldo Golijov (30) is performed for the first time, in Painted Bride Arts Center, Philadelphia.
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July 27, 1992: Yiddishbbuk for string quartet by Osvaldo Golijov (31) is performed for the first time, at Tanglewood, Lenox, Massachusetts.
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January 27, 1994: K’vakarat for cantor and string quartet by Osvaldo Golijov (33) is performed for the first time, in Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio. Also premiered is Golijov’s Av Horachamin for cantor and electric string quartet.
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August 10, 1994: The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind for Klezmer clarinet and string quartet by Osvaldo Golijov (33) is performed for the first time, at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival.
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June 27, 1996: Oceana for vocal soloists, chorus and orchestra by Osvaldo Golijov (35) is performed for the first time, at the Oregon Bach Festival.
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October 25, 1996: Last Round for string orchestra by Osvaldo Golijov (35) is performed for the first time, in Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham, Great Britain.
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November 18, 1998: Rocketekya for klezmer clarinet, klezmer fiddle, electronic viola, and double bass by Osvaldo Golijov (37) is performed for the first time, in Merkin Hall, New York.
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September 5, 2000: La Pasión según San Marcos for vocal soloists, chorus and orchestra by Osvaldo Golijov (39) is performed for the first time, in the Beethovenhalle, Stuttgart.
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April 8, 2001: Luce for two pianos and solo voice by Osvaldo Golijov (40), to words of Fellini, is performed for the first time, at Columbia University.
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April 29, 2001: Lullaby and Doina for flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, and double bass by Osvaldo Golijov (40) is performed for the first time, in Jordan Hall, Boston.
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March 2, 2002: K'in Sventa Ch'ul Me'tik Kwadalupe for string quartet, marimba and tape by Osvaldo Golijov (41) is performed for the first time, in Hancher Auditorium, Iowa City, Iowa.
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June 1, 2002: Tenebrae for soprano, clarinet, and string quartet by Osvaldo Golijov (41) is performed for the first time, in Dock Theatre, Charleston, South Carolina.
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August 10, 2003: Ainadamar, an opera by Osvaldo Golijov (42) to words of Hwang, is performed for the first time, at Tanglewood, Lenox, Massachusetts.
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October 5, 2003: Osvaldo Golijov (42) is named a winner of a MacArthur Fellowship. The prize brings him $500,000 over the next five years.
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March 31, 2004: Ayre for soprano and chamber ensemble by Osvaldo Golijov (43), to various texts, is performed for the first time, in Zankel Hall, New York.
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January 27, 2005: Tekyah for Klezmer clarinet, accordion with sound processing, three trumpets, three horns, two trombones (also doubling on shofars), and four additional shofars by Osvaldo Golijov (44) is performed for the first time, in a European Union television broadcast.
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August 4, 2006: Azul for cello, hyperaccordion, percussion, and orchestra by Osvaldo Golijov (45) is performed for the first time, at Tanglewood, Lenox, Massachusetts.
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April 12, 2007: Rose of the Winds for various instruments and orchestra by Osvaldo Golijov (46) is performed for the first time, in Symphony Hall, Chicago.
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October 20, 2007: Youth Without Youth, a film by Francis Ford Coppola with music by Osvaldo Golijov (46), is shown for the first time, in Rome.
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January 26, 2008: Mariel for cello and orchestra by Osvaldo Golijov (47), to words of Goethe, Rückert, and von Collin, is performed for the first time, in Carnegie Hall, New York.
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April 7, 2008: Youth Without Youth, a suite from the film soundtrack by Osvaldo Golijov (47), is performed for the first time, in Chicago.
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April 24, 2008: She Was Here for voice and orchestra by Osvaldo Golijov (47) is performed for the first time, in Ordway Hall, St. Paul.
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May 11, 2008: ZZs Dream for chamber orchestra by Osvaldo Golijov (47) is performed for the first time, in Jordan Hall, Boston.
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January 27, 2010: A suite for two pianos and orchestra from the music to Osvaldo Golijov’s (49) La pasión según San Marcos is performed for the first time, in Paris.
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September 23, 2010: Phoenix by Osvaldo Golijov (49) is performed for the first time, in Symphony Hall, Phoenix, Arizona.
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October 16, 2010: Sidereus for orchestra by Osvaldo Golijov (49) is performed for the first time, in the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, Memphis, Tennessee.
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October 23, 2011: Kohelet for string quartet by Osvaldo Golijov (50) is performed for the first time, in Dinkelspiel Auditorium of Stanford University.
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July 13, 2015: Sign of the Leviathan for horn and strings by Osvaldo Golijov (54) is performed for the first time, at Tanglewood, Lenox, Massachusetts.
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June 4, 2016: Drag Down the Sky for baritone and string quartet by Osvaldo Golijov (55) to words of McPherson and the Bible, is performed for the first time, in Dock Street Theatre,  Charleston, South Carolina.