Feb 8, 2020

A Far Cry

A Far Cry

A Far Cry

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"Brims with personality or, better, personalities, many and varied!" —The New York Times

Known for its innovative, unpredictable approach, the conductor-less, Grammy-nominated string orchestra A Far Cry offers a fresh perspective on Mozart, Tchaikovsky and other masters in a performance that is "a far cry" from any classical concert you've heard before.

For more than 80 years, the Artist Series has brought the globe's finest jazz, classical, world music and dance performers to Boulder. Many of these performances sell out; order your tickets today to guarantee the best seats.

Performance date and time: 

Saturday, Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m. Remind me

Buying options: 

Save 15% with season tickets. Available in the Choice Option, or as an Add-On to any other season ticket order. Single ticket discounts available for groups (10+), seniors (65+), youth (K-12) and CU Boulder faculty, staff and students. Learn more 

Program: 

Pärt (b. 1935): Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten
Mozart (1756-1791): Serenade No. 6 in D major, “Serenata Notturna,” K.239
Elgar (1857-1934): Introduction and Allegro for Strings, Op. 47
Tchaikovsky (1840-1893): Serenade for Strings in C Major, Op. 48

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A Far Cry Revel in the Rich Sonics of This Year’s Indoor Naumburg Concerts at Temple Emanu-El

"The group zeroed in on the inner architecture of one of the most iconic works in the High Romantic repertoire, a guided tour of how much fun the composer must have had writing it."

Lucid Culture

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A Far Cry and Lorelei: Double the Pleasure

"Superbly played by a remarkable conductorless string ensemble…”

The Boston Musical Intelligencer

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A Far Cry Deliver A Moving Performance at Bailey Hall

“This dynamic was unlike anything I’ve ever seen from a classical music ensemble."

The Cornell Daily Sun

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UCSB Presents Conductor-less Chamber Orchestra

"Hailing from New England, these intrepid musicians are rewriting the rules for how chamber ensembles are supposed to behave."

Santa Barbara Independent

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With a big Beethoven concerto, A Far Cry in full cry at Jordan Hall

"Even through many seasons and multiple Grammy nominations, A Far Cry has never entirely outgrown the image of the young, scrappy, hungry ensemble that built itself from the ground up — and it still is, to a degree. But it’s reaching outward and upward."

The Boston Globe

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The radical democracy of A Far Cry

"The payoff, for both A Far Cry and Boulder audiences, should be extraordinary. Stohs Lewis says the shared passion for communication can be felt onstage and in a concert hall in a very personal way."

CU Presents

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