Sunday, July 11, 2021, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm **Note special start time

Union Bank presents:

A Far Cry

Called a “world-wide phenomenon” by Boston’s WBUR, A Far Cry has nurtured a distinct approach to music-making since its founding in 2007. 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. A Far Cry has risen to the top of Billboard’s Traditional Classical Chart, been named Boston’s best classical ensemble by The Improper Bostonian, and celebrated two Grammy nominations for its Visions and Variations. 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.”

The group’s democratic spirit has been in overdrive as plans for the past season were planned and replanned. The Washington Post highlighted the group’s ‘virtual’ programming saying: ” … the launch of its Frequent Crier Program for online regulars suggests they’re meeting the trials of the moment with characteristically high spirits.” A Far Cry is thrilled to play in front of live outdoor audiences this summer at Newport Music Festival (RI), Stowe Performing Arts (VT), and in New York’s Central Park (presented by Naumburg Orchestral Concerts).

Presented by:

Co-presenter: Claire Tweedy McMorris