Violin Hero
Sep
9
4:00 pm16:00

Violin Hero

  • St. John's Episcopal Church

Ysaÿe: Harmonies du soir, Op. 31
Kreisler: Scherzo from String Quartet in A Minor (arr. AFC)
Enescu: Octet in C major, Op. 7 (arr. AFC)

Violin Hero
Sep
10
1:30 pm13:30

Violin Hero

  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Eugène Ysaÿe: Harmonies du soir, Op. 31
Fritz Kreisler: Scherzo from String Quartet in A Minor (arr. AFC)
George Enescu: Octet in C major, Op. 7 (arr. AFC)

Dinnerstein Premieres Glass
Sep
22
8:00 pm20:00

Dinnerstein Premieres Glass

  • New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall

featuring Simone Dinnerstein, piano

Philip Glass: Symphony No. 3
J.S. Bach: Concerto for Keyboard and Strings in G minor, BWV 1058
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, BWV 1048
Glass: Piano Concerto No. 3 - new AFC commission

Music in Migration
Oct
21
4:00 pm16:00

Music in Migration

  • St. John’s Episcopal Church

featuring Heng-Jin Park, piano

Telemann: Ouverture “les nations”
Elena Ruehr: Piano Concerto - new AFC commission
Weinberg: Symphony No. 10, Op. 98

Music in Migration
Oct
22
1:30 pm13:30

Music in Migration

  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

featuring Heng-Jin Park, piano
Georg Philipp Telemann: Ouverture “les nations”
Elena Ruehr: Piano Concerto - new AFC commission
Mieczyslaw Weinberg: Symphony No. 10, Op. 98

Blue Hour
Nov
10
8:00 pm20:00

Blue Hour

  • New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall

featuring Luciana Souza, voice

a new AFC commission featuring music by Rachel Grimes, Angélica Negron, Shara Nova, Caroline Shaw, and Sarah Kirkland Snider

Albion
Jan
19
8:00 pm20:00

Albion

  • New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall

featuring Nicholas Phan, tenor

Locke/Purcell: selections from The Tempest and The Fairy-Queen
Vaughan Williams: Concerto Grosso
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn, and strings, Op. 31

Guardians of the Groove
Jan
28
1:30 pm13:30

Guardians of the Groove

  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Jean-Baptiste Lully: Suite from Acis et Galatée
Sufjan Stevens: Suite from Run Rabbit Run (arr. Michael Atkinson)
Antonín Dvorák: Serenade for Strings, Op. 22

Fresco
Apr
28
4:00 pm16:00

Fresco

  • St. John’s Episcopal Church

featuring Sonja Tengblad, soprano, and Bradford Gleim, baritone

Alessandro Scarlatti: Sinfonia from La caduta de’ Decemviri
Berio: Selections from Duetti per due Violini
New work by winner of AFC’s Young Composers Competition
Rossini: String Sonata No. 3 in C Major
Porpora: Calcante ed Achille

Fresco
Apr
29
1:30 pm13:30

Fresco

  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

featuring Sonja Tengblad, soprano, and Bradford Gleim, baritone
Alessandro Scarlatti: Sinfonia from La caduta de’ Decemviri
Luciano Berio: Selections from Duetti per due Violini
New work by winner of AFC’s first Young Composers Competition
Gioachino Rossini: String Sonata No. 3 in C Major
Nicola Porpora: Calcante ed Achille

Next Generation
May
18
8:00 pm20:00

Next Generation

  • New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall

featuring Alexander Korsantia, piano

Mozart / Ethan Wood: Variations on “Ah! vous dirais-je, Maman”
Ustvolskaya: Concerto for Piano, String Orchestra, and Timpani
Britten: Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10


Special Event: Mozart in Havana
Jun
10
4:00 pm16:00

Special Event: Mozart in Havana

  • St. John's Episcopal Church

A Far Cry hosts the first Cuban orchestral performance of this size in the United States since the Castro revolution. The Havana Lyceum Orchestra kicks off their US tour in Jamaica Plain with acclaimed pianist Simone Dinnerstein.

Silk Road
May
26
8:00 pm20:00

Silk Road

  • New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall

A Far Cry is working closely with five members of the Silk Road Ensemble on an unforgettable collaborative performance with a magnificent centerpiece: a new work for both ensembles by the inimitable Vijay Iyer.

Special Event: The Music of Strangers
May
16
6:00 pm18:00

Special Event: The Music of Strangers

  • New England Conservatory's Brown Hall

A surprise bonus to A Far Cry's Silk Road extravaganza: a special screening of the fabulous documentary "The Music of Strangers" featuring Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble. 

West of the Pecos
Mar
17
8:00 pm20:00

West of the Pecos

  • New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall

featuring David Shifrin, clarinet

Diamond: Rounds for String Orchestra
Copland: Clarinet Concerto
Still: Mother and Child
Dvorak: American String Quartet

Misty
Feb
12
1:30 pm13:30

Misty

  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

featuring Dashon Burton, baritone

Barber: Dover Beach, Op. 3
Wirén: Serenade for Strings, Op. 11
Kilar:  Orawa
Takemitsu: The Dorian Horizon
Suk: Meditation on an Old Czech Hymn "St. Wenceslas"
Eisler: Ernste Gesänge

Misty
Feb
11
4:00 pm16:00

Misty

  • St. John's Episcopal Church

featuring Dashon Burton, baritone

Barber: Dover Beach, Op. 3
Wirén: Serenade for Strings, Op. 11
Kilar:  Orawa
Takemitsu: The Dorian Horizon
Suk: Meditation on an Old Czech Hymn "St. Wenceslas"
Eisler: Ernste Gesänge

AFC in Berea, Ohio
Jan
24
7:00 pm19:00

AFC in Berea, Ohio

  • Gamble Auditorium, Kulas Building

featuring violin soloists from A Far Cry

Selections from Codex Calixtinus
Bach: Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor
Beecher: The Conference of the Birds (premiere) 
Pärt: Tabula Rasa

The Conference of the Birds
Jan
13
8:00 pm20:00

The Conference of the Birds

  • New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall

featuring Stefan Jackiw and Alexi Kenney, violins

Selections from Codex Calixtinus
Bach: Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor
Beecher: The Conference of the Birds (premiere) 
Pärt: Tabula Rasa 

Zoom In
Dec
11
1:30 pm13:30

Zoom In

  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Dutilleux: Ainsi la Nuit
Webern: Langsamer Satz
Muffat: Ciacona from Cto. XII, "Propitia Sydera"
O’Connor: Quartet No. 3 “Old-Time” 

Zoom In
Dec
10
4:00 pm16:00

Zoom In

  • St. John's Episcopal Church

Dutilleux: Ainsi la Nuit
Webern: Langsamer Satz
Muffat: Ciacona from Cto. XII, "Propitia Sydera"
O’Connor: Quartet No. 3 “Old-Time” 

Dreams and Prayers in Washington, DC
Nov
20
3:30 pm15:30

Dreams and Prayers in Washington, DC

  • National Gallery of Art West Garden Court

von Bingen: O ignis Spiritus paracliti, arr. AFC
Sanlikol: Vec’d
Golijov: Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind
Beethoven: “Heiliger Dankgesang” from Quartet in A minor, Op. 132, arr. AFC

Dreams and Prayers in Pawling, New York
Nov
18
8:00 pm20:00

Dreams and Prayers in Pawling, New York

  • The Gardiner Theater at the Trinity-Pawling School

von Bingen: O ignis Spiritus paracliti, arr. AFC
Sanlikol: Vec’d
Golijov: Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind
Beethoven: “Heiliger Dankgesang” from Quartet in A minor, Op. 132, arr. AFC

Dreams and Prayers in Reading, Pennsylvania
Nov
17
7:30 pm19:30

Dreams and Prayers in Reading, Pennsylvania

  • Francis Hall Theatre, Alvernia University

von Bingen: O ignis Spiritus paracliti, arr. AFC
Sanlikol: Vec’d
Golijov: Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind
Beethoven: “Heiliger Dankgesang” from Quartet in A minor, Op. 132, arr. AFC

Dreams and Prayers in Easton, Pennsylvania
Nov
16
8:00 pm20:00

Dreams and Prayers in Easton, Pennsylvania

  • Williams Center for the Arts, Lafayette College

von Bingen: O ignis Spiritus paracliti, arr. AFC
Sanlikol: Vec’d
Golijov: Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind
Beethoven: “Heiliger Dankgesang” from Quartet in A minor, Op. 132, arr. AFC

Dreams and Prayers in Portland, Maine
Nov
15
7:30 pm19:30

Dreams and Prayers in Portland, Maine

  • Merrill Auditorium

von Bingen: O ignis Spiritus paracliti, arr. AFC
Sanlikol: Vec’d
Golijov: Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind
Beethoven: “Heiliger Dankgesang” from Quartet in A minor, Op. 132, arr. AFC

Pau: Pablo Casals's Legacy
Nov
11
8:00 pm20:00

Pau: Pablo Casals's Legacy

  • New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall

Featuring Lluis Claret, cello

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no. 1
Schumann: Cello Concerto
Casals: Sant Marti del Canigo
Ginastera: Glosses sobre temes de Pau Casals, Op. 46

Memory
Sep
23
8:00 pm20:00

Memory

  • New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall

Featuring former members of A Far Cry

Pärt: Cantus in Memoriam of Benjamin Britten
Mozart: Serenata Notturna
Elgar: Introduction and Allegro
Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings, performed from memory

Point of View
Sep
11
1:30 pm13:30

Point of View

  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Featuring Ayano Ninomiya, violin

Reich: Clapping Music
Haydn: Symphony No. 22 “The Philosopher”
Vaughan Williams: Lark Ascending

Dello Joio: Meditations on Ecclesiastes
Jones: LDMT

Point of View
Sep
10
4:00 pm16:00

Point of View

  • St John's Episcopal Church

Featuring Ayano Ninomiya, violin

Reich: Clapping Music
Haydn: Symphony No. 22 “The Philosopher”
Vaughan Williams: Lark Ascending

Dello Joio: Meditations on Ecclesiastes
Jones: LDMT

AFC in Blue Hill, Maine
Aug
28
4:00 pm16:00

AFC in Blue Hill, Maine

  • Kneisel Hall

Reich: Clapping Music
Norman Dello Joio: Meditiations
Pärt: Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten
Elgar: Introduction and Allegro
Kip Jones: LDMT