Goethe once said that listening to a string quartet was “like eavesdropping on a conversation between four intelligent people.” What, then, is an 18-member democratically-run chamber orchestra? A family reunion? A football game? A food fight?
The Criers delve into shared leadership and their motto of “love, trust, and respect,” through music by Caroline Shaw, Gabriella Lena Frank, and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
The Grammy-nominated A Far Cry, a self-conducted orchestra, stands at the forefront of an exciting new generation in classical music. In addition to the Criers serving as Chamber Orchestra in Residence at the Gardner Museum, the Criers were named by The New Yorker as one of the “Imagination-Grabbing, Trailblazing Artists of 2014.” The eighteen Criers are proud to call Boston home, and maintain strong roots in the city, rehearsing at their storefront music center in Jamaica Plain and fulfilling the role of Chamber Orchestra in Residence at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Collaborating with local students through an educational partnership with the New England Conservatory, A Far Cry aims to pass on the spirit of collaboratively-empowered music to the next generation.