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West Coast Premiere of Osvaldo Golijov's FALLING OUT OF TIME to be Presented at The Wallis

West Coast Premiere of Osvaldo Golijov's FALLING OUT OF TIME to be Presented at The Wallis

The evocative weaves a musical tapestry that draws on Delta blues and Central Asian ballads to tell a tale of grief and solace.

West Coast Premiere of Osvaldo Golijov's FALLING OUT OF TIME to be Presented at The Wallis

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts will present the highly anticipated West Coast premiere of Grammy-winning composer Osvaldo Golijov's gripping new song cycle, Falling Out of Time, featuring members of the internationally acclaimed Silkroad Ensemble, on Thursday, October 27, 7:30 pm, at The Wallis' Bram Goldsmith Theater. The evocative work, which Golijov describes as "a tone poem in voices," weaves a musical tapestry that draws on Delta blues and Central Asian ballads to tell a tale of grief and solace. Rooted in David Grossman's acclaimed novel of the same name, it narrates a profound journey "out of time" as parents grieve the death of a child, a quest to comprehend a loss with no name. It also reflects the state of the world today in which the "natural" order of things has been upended. Golijov's exquisite and nuanced musical interpretation of the story helps make sense of the broken pieces, portraying a sonic walk that traverses vast emotional landscapes to finally arrive at a place where breathing is again possible. Classical California KUSC's Brian Lauritzen will host a pre-concert talk with the artists at 6:30 pm.

Scored for three voices, electronics, string quintet, kemanche, percussion, pipa, sheng, and trumpet, Falling Out of Time is a "superb" (New York Magazine) and "deeply moving...voyage of the soul" (The Boston Globe) that "has unintended resonance in a year that has familiarized so many with trauma and loss" (The New York Times). The work was presented at Carnegie Hall in May 2022 and recorded by members of the Silkroad Ensemble in 2020.

Golijov grew up in an Eastern European Jewish household in La Plata, Argentina. Born to a piano teacher mother and physician father, he was raised surrounded by classical chamber music, Jewish liturgical and klezmer music, and the new tango of Astor Piazzolla. His blending of genres and seamless integration of voices speak volumes about his approach and style, a musical language that can only be termed "Golijovian."

Tickets for Falling Out of Time ($39 - $125) are on sale now. The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts is located at 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills. To purchase single tickets, subscriptions and for more information, please call 310-746-4000 (Monday - Friday, 10 am to 6 pm) or visit TheWallis.org/Time.

The Wallis is closely monitoring the ever-changing local health and safety environment carefully and addressing known health factors at the moment. Should plans change and any performance be required to be postponed or cancelled or if venue capacity limitations are instituted, ticket holders will be notified immediately with options for their purchased tickets per The Wallis' ticketing policies.


The health and safety of patrons, our staff, and artists inside and outside the venue are a top priority for The Wallis. Facial masks, covering both the mouth and nose, are still required at all times while within the venue. The Wallis' health and safety protocols are also subject to change at the venue's sole discretion or in accordance with LA County and City of Beverly Hills regulations. Current Health & Safety Protocols and updates may also be accessed at TheWallis.org/Safety. Policies are subject to change.

About Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts:

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts is a dynamic cultural hub and community resource where local, national and International Artists share their artistry with ever-expanding audiences. The campus, located in the heart of Beverly Hills, CA, is committed to robust and distinctive presentations and education programs curated with both creativity and social impact in mind. Distinguished by its eclectic programming that mirrors the diverse landscape of Los Angeles and its location in the entertainment capital of the world, The Wallis has produced and presented more than 350 theater, dance, music, film, cabaret, conversation, and family entertainment programs since its doors opened in October 2013. Hailed as "au courant" (LaLa Magazine), The Wallis was lauded by Culture Vulture, which proclaims, "If you love expecting the unexpected in the performing arts, you have to love The Wallis." Its programming has been nominated for 79 Ovation Awards and nine L.A. Drama Critic's Circle Awards. The campus itself, a breathtaking 70,000-square-foot facility, celebrating the classic and the modern, has garnered six architectural awards. Designed by acclaimed architect Zoltan E. Pali (SPF:architects), the restored building features the original 1933 Beverly Hills Post Office (on the National Register of Historic Places), which serves as the theater's dramatic yet welcoming lobby, and includes the contemporary 500-seat, state-of-the-art Bram Goldsmith Theater; the 150-seat Lovelace Studio Theater; an inviting open-air plaza for family, community and other performances; and GRoW @ The Wallis: A Space for Arts Education, where learning opportunities for all ages and backgrounds abound. Together, these elements embrace the city's history and its future, creating a performing arts destination for L.A.-area visitors and residents alike. Michael Nemeroff is Chairman of The Wallis' Board of Directors.

For more information about The Wallis, please visit: TheWallis.org.


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