ONE THING NOT TO MISS THIS WEEK

JOSEPHINE BUR­TON COM­MIS­SION­ING ARTS ED­I­TOR

The Jewish Chronicle - - ARTS&BOOKS -

The Bar­bican show­cases the Lon­don pre­miere of Ai­nadamar (Foun­tain of Tears), the Grammy Award­win­ning opera by Os­valdo Goli­jov, in­spired by the life of Span­ish play­wright Lorca. One of the lead­ing com­posers of our time, the Ar­gen­tini­an­born Goli­jov cites his in­flu­ences as klezmer, chaz­anut, his mother’s pi­ano lessons, his grand­fa­ther’s mem­o­ries of folk songs from East­ern Europe and As­tor Pi­az­zolla’s tango. Un­afraid to ex­plore his own Jewish roots, his pre­vi­ous works in­clude the cham­ber piece Yid­dish­buk, and a Baftaw­in­ning com­po­si­tion for brass and sho­far writ­ten for the BBC. Sun­day, April 13 at the Bar­bican, Lon­don EC2. Tel: 020 7638 8891

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