A FAR CRY
Sunday, February 9, 2020 7:30 PM
Campus Commons Performance Hall
Since its founding in 2007, the Grammy-nominated string orchestra A Far Cry has developed a distinct approach to music-making, with playing and programming that encourage risk-taking and exploration for both player and audience. This year, A Far Cry was selected as Boston’s 2018 best classical ensemble by The Improper Bostonian, with one of its albums ranking at the top of Billboard’s Traditional Classical Chart. The self-conducted orchestra is a democracy in which decisions are made collectively and leadership rotates among the players (“Criers”). This structure has led to consistently thoughtful, innovative, and unpredictable programming — and impactful collaborations with celebrated performers and composers. Boston Musical Intelligencer sums up the group: “In its first decade, this conductor-free ensemble has earned and sustained a reputation for top-drawer playing, engrossing programming, and outstanding guest artists.
PÄRT Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten
MOZART Serenade in D major, K. 239 “Serenata Notturna”
ELGAR Introduction and Allegro for Strings, Op. 47
TCHAIKOVSKY Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48