Sofia Gubaidulina

As always, UMWO is on the cutting edge of contemporary music! See the article below from the LA Times on Sofia Gubaidulina whose Hour of the Soul we performed earlier this year. Enjoy!

Sofia Gubaidulina's spiritually musical journey

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The 79-year-old composer, scheduled to be on hand Thursday when the Los Angeles Philharmonic performs her work Glorious Percussion, still espouses music's heavenly heart.

By David Mermelstein, Special to the Los Angeles Times

May 18 2011

Dressed mundanely in a teal blouse framed by a cream-colored jacket and slacks, Sofia Gubaidulina could be just another diminutive retiree, ready for a game of canasta or a lap around the mall. But in fact this unassuming senior citizen, who remains unknown to most Americans, is among the world's foremost composers. Her scores have made a deep impression on such prominent musicians as the violinists Gidon Kremer and Anne-Sophie Mutter, and, more recently, on Los Angeles Philharmonic music director Gustavo Dudamel.

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