golijov’s tenebrae

Osvaldo Golijov is writing some of the most original and strikingly beautiful music to be found on the concert stage these days. On the Arnica Quartet’s upcoming March 23 concert (click here for more info and tickets), we’re playing Golijov’s dark and evocative piece Tenebrae, in its version for string quartet, which was originally written for the Kronos Quartet in 2003. The brilliant, young chamber orchestra (which plays un-conducted) A Far Cry, made their own arrangement for string orchestra of the work, and it’s a great introduction to the piece. Included in the video is a conversation with the composer and two of the members of the orchestra: its concertmaster and principal violist. Enjoy.