New England Conservatory is a cauldron of new ideas, some so big that they become organizations in their own right. We proudly showcase these partners.
A Far Cry, Boston's self-conducted chamber orchestra, explores the traditional boundaries of Western classical music, experimenting with the ways music is prepared, performed, and experienced.
Founded in 2007 as a tightly-knit collective of young professional Boston-area string players, A Far Cry developed an innovative structure of rotating leadership, both on stage and behind the scenes. This, in contrast to typical orchestras, empowers the musician and aims to distill a valuable diversity of opinion into a unified voice.
New England Conservatory was instrumental in the formation of A Far Cry. Many of the founding members were educated and met each other at the Conservatory, and NEC's unconducted Chamber Orchestra was one of the sources of inspiration that helped the group to take shape. A rich haven of friends and mentors, NEC continues to play an important part in the lives of many Criers.
Featured guests in tonight's concert are the Urbanity Dance company, choreographed by its director, Betsi Graves. On their dance card: the world premiere of Eric Nathan's Dancing with J.S. Bach, a suite of Johann Sebastian Bach's music orchestrated for string orchestra and string soloists. Also on the program: Igor Stravinsky's Apollon Musagète.
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