Osvaldo Golijov
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Azul (2006)
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CATEGORYSoloist & Orchestra
INSTRUMENTATIONCello Soloist
Obligato Group: Hyperaccordion; Ethnic Percussion (2 Players).
Orchestra: 3 Fl (all doubling piccolo) - EH - Cl - Bassett Hn - Bssn 4 Hns - 3 Tpts - 2 Tbnes- Bass Tbne, Percussion (2 Players in addition to obligato players), Celesta, Harp, Strings
Note: Cello Soloist and Obligato Group are amplified.
DURATION27'00"
WORLD PREMIERETanglewood Festival; August 4, 2006
WORLD PREMIERE PERFORMERSYo-Yo Ma, cello; Michael Ward Bergeman, Hyperaccordion; Jamey Haddad, Percussion; Boston Symphony Orchestra; Donald Runnicles, conductor
OTHER NOTABLE PERFORMANCESRavinia Festival; August 6, 2006: Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Michael Ward Bergeman, Hyperaccordion; Jamey Haddad, Percussion; Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Miguel Harth Bedoya, conductor

Mostly Mozart Festival; Avery Fisher Hall, NYC. July 31 and August 1st, 2007: Alisa Weilerstein, cello; Michael Ward Bergeman, Hyperaccordion; Jamey Haddad and Cyro Baptista, Percussion; Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra; Louis Langree, conductor

Symphony Hall, Boston. December 5, 6, 7, 2007: Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Michael Ward Bergeman, Hyperaccordion; Jamey Haddad and Keita Ogawa, Percussion; Boston Symphony Orchestra; Miguel Harth Bedoya, conductor

Aspen Music Festival; July 5, 2008: Alisa Weilerstein, cello; Michael Ward Bergeman, Hyperaccordion; Cyro Baptista and Keita Ogawa, Percussion; Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra; David Robertson, conductor

Symphony Hall; Chicago; January 9, 2009: Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Michael Ward Bergeman, Hyperaccordion; Jamey Haddad, Percussion; Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

Severance Hall; Cleveland. April 16, 17, 18, 2009: Alisa Weilerstein, cello; Michael Ward Bergeman, Hyperaccordion; Jamey Haddad and Cyro Baptista, Percussion; Cleveland Orchestra; Ludovic Morlot, conductor
COMMISSIONBoston Symphony Orchestra
DEDICATIONTo Alicia Golijov
SCORE AVAILABILITYScore available for sale. Parts available for rental.  [more info]