Osvaldo Golijov is known for his musical hybridity in combining the traditions of classical chamber, Jewish liturgical, and klezmer music with hints of the tango of Astor Piazzolla in his compositions * Recipient of the MacArthur "Genius Grant" Fellowship and the Vilcek Prize as well as two GRAMMY Awards in 2006: Best Opera Recording and Best Contemporary Composition for Ainadamar, released on Deutsche Grammophon * Has composed several compositions for soprano Dawn Upshaw over the past decade including the Three Songs for Soprano and Orchestra, the opera Ainadamar, the cycle Ayre, and a number of arrangements of popular and classical songs * In 2006, Lincoln Center presented a sold out festival entitled "The Passion of Osvaldo Golijov" featuring multiple performances of his works over the course of two months * Currently the co-composer-in-residence with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra * Composed the soundtrack for Francis Ford Coppola's Youth Without Youth and the recently released Tetro
Works by Osvaldo Golijov include:
Ainadamar (2004) opera
La Pasión según San Marcos (2000) for soloists, chorus and orchestra
Ayre (2004) for soprano and ensemble
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