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A Far Cry: Stories in Classical Music

March 3, 2023 @ 8:00 pm

A Far Cry

Conductor-free ensemble A Far Cry explores the role of storytelling with Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings, memorized as the group’s signature piece, Friday, March 3 at the Groton Hills Music Center.

In relation to memory: Golijov’s Arum Dem Fayer is a traditional Yiddish folk song about the bliss of being together around a fire and was written in memory of the loss of a dear friend. Montgomery’s Banner, which is a tribute to the 200th anniversary of “The Star Spangled Banner,” delves into what it means to preserve memory while acknowledging its many contradictions. Becenti’s The Glittering World, a new commission written for A Far Cry, tells the Diné (Navajo) creation story of how the Diné people ascended through a series of mono-colored worlds into the current world we inhabit today, called “the world of many colors,” or, “the glittering world.”

Osvaldo Golijov | Arum dem Fayer (Around the Fire), arr. Alex Fortes
Jessie Montgomery | Banner
Juantio Becenti | The Glittering World (new commission)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky | Serenade for Strings, performed from memory

TICKETS: $43.59 – $84.47, including fees



March 3, 2023
8:00 pm
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Groton Hill Music Center
122 Old Ayer Road
Groton, MA United States
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