Label: AGAINST THE GRAIN RECORDS
Miriam Khalil - Soprano
Osvaldo Golijov - Composer
Against the Grain Ensemble:
Joanna Wu, Flute; Juan Gabriel Olivares, Clarinet; Gabriel Radford, Horn; Dave Burns, Percussion; Elmer Ferrer, Guitar; Kristan Toczko, Harp; Alexander Sevastian, Accordion; Jeremy Flower, Electronics; Carol Gimbel, Viola; Raphael Weinroth-Browne, Cello; Roberto Occhipinti, Double Bass
A lush fusion of Arabic, Hebrew, Sardinian, and Sephardic folk melodies and texts, Argentinian composer Osvaldo Golijov’s Ayre is a brilliant example of 21st-century cultural counterpoint. This recording is the culmination of performances in Toronto for audiences at the breathtaking Ismaili Centre. Against the Grain Theatre Founding Member Miriam Khalil has now sung this technically challenging and deeply moving song cycle in numerous cities across Canada, the United States and Argentina, making this her signature piece.