It is with a heavy heart that I must announce that two of the Criers are leaving us to pursue other commitments. Cellist Blaise Dejardin, who added a surpassing sense of balance, perspective, and elegance to A Far Cry's musical conversation, recently won a position with that other orchestra in town. Violinist Angelia Cho, whose astonishing brilliance was an inspiration to us all, has moved to New York as a participant in the prestigious Academy run by Juilliard, Carnegie, and the Weill Institute.
As our paths diverge, I can't help but think about how A Far Cry's path has been affected by these two incredible individuals, and I can't help but wonder how Angie and Blaise's paths might have been different if not for the experiences we shared. Although they have left us, they will never leave us. As Angie shares her gift with discerning Carnegie Hall audiences and inner city schoolchildren, and Blaise takes his well-deserved place among the world's most exalted musicians, A Far Cry looks on with pride, secure in the knowledge that our paths will cross again, repeatedly. Good luck, Angie. Bonne chance, Blaise. You will always be Criers.