SMITHFIELD, R.I. – The Bryant University President’s Cultural Series presents A Far Cry on Thursday, November 21, at 7 p.m. in the Ronald K. and Kati C. Machtley Interfaith Center. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Eight Criers from A Far Cry – Violinists Rebecca Anderson, Sonya Chung, Zenas Hsu, and Jesse Irons; Violists Caitlin Lynch and Daniel Orsen; Celist Rafi Popper-Keizer; and Bassist Karl Doty – will perform.
A Far Cry, the groundbreaking, self-conducted string orchestra, was founded in 2007 by a group of young musicians bent on making music according to their own rules. The Grammy-nominated ensemble is a democracy, where decisions are made collectively, and leadership rotates among the Criers.
Over the past year, A Far Cry rose to the top of Billboard’s Traditional Classical Chart, was named Boston’s Best Classical Ensemble by The Improper Bostonian, and celebrated two Grammy nominations for its album, Visions and Variations. They’ve also been called a “world-wide phenomenon” by Boston’s WBUR, for their distinct approach to music making.
A Far Cry’s 13th season will include nine Boston-area concerts, a celebration of the conclusion of their 10-year residency at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, and the continuation of an educational partnership with the New England Conservatory.
General admission is $20. Smithfield residents may receive two complimentary tickets per household (additional tickets are $20 each).
Tickets for non-Bryant students and teachers are $10 with a school I.D. Tickets for Bryant alumni are $10 if reserved in advance ($15 on concert night).
Bryant students, faculty, and staff may receive two complimentary tickets at the Fisher Student Center Information Desk.
Register at www.bryant.edu/alumnievents or by calling (401) 232-6040.
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