A Far Cry Chamber Orchestra, one of Boston’s most promising classical music groups, will present the Golden Belt Community Concert Association’s third concert of the season. The show is set for 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, in the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium at Lakin and Stone. The auditorium will open at 2 p.m.
This event is available to concert association members. Full-time students will be admitted to the concert for a $5 donation at the door by showing their school I.D.
A Far Cry of Boston performs with the freedom and flexibility of a string quartet – and the power and beauty of an orchestra. This ground-breaking group of 12 to 13 string musicians transcends the traditional boundaries of classical music, experimenting with how it’s prepared, performed and experienced. The young musicians operate with rotating leadership and no conductor. All artistic decisions are made by vote.
Recently named Chamber Orchestra in Residence at Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, A Far Cry of Boston also holds an educational partnership with the New England Conservatory. Making extraordinary music according to its own rules, A Far Cry is enjoying a heady ascent toward the highest ranks of today’s new generation of classical ensembles.
The orchestra has been hailed by the Boston Globe as “thrilling,” “intrepid” and “brilliant.” Music director of the Boston Philharmonic Benjamin Zander said he came away from a performance of A Far Cry “feeling enormously excited, hopeful for the future of the music profession and for the world in general.”
Anyone interested in learning more about the Golden Belt Community Concert Association may visit the association’s web site, www.goldenbeltcca.org.