A Far Cry – Boston’s Grammy-nominated, self-conducted string orchestra – is back with a series of online concerts to kick off its 2020-2021 Season. Join us for the Live Watch Party of Amazonita, premiering Saturday, Dec. 12 at 8pm!
“Amazonita” is musically grounded in the cultural traditions of Peru, Colombia, and Brazil - countries that touch the Amazon River and surround the Amazon rainforest. Struck by these natural wonders, the program revels in the awe and beauty of the Earth and ancestral societies, and contemplates how modernity interacts with them.
In Milagros (Miracles), Gabriela Lena Frank imagines a visit to her mother’s native Peru and the “little miracles” she encounters along the way, from artifacts of long-gone indigenous civilizations, to the breathtaking vision of Lake Titicaca. Composed and recorded in 1972, Jacqueline Nova’s Creation of the Earth modifies recordings of creation chants of the U’wa peoples of Northeastern Colombia. The soundworld is both beautiful and terrifying, graphically depicting the ways technology and modernity can impact language, traditions, and human culture. Inspired by Bach and Villa-Lobos, Brazilian guitarist Paulinho Nogueira’s painfully lyrical Bachianinhas Nos. 1 and 2 follow in response. Brazilian-American composer Clarice Assad's energetic Obrigado loosely follows the arc of a traditional Umbanda religious ceremony drawing on Afro-Brazilian Umbanda religious chants and dances and ending with a "powerful message of gratitude for the gift of life."
Gabriela Lena Frank | Milagros
Jacqueline Nova | Creación de la Tierra
Paulinho Nogueira | Bachianinhas No. 1 & 2 (arranged by A Far Cry)
Clarice Assad | Obrigado for Mandolin and String Quartet
Purchase a digital Event Pass (this year's version of a traditional concert ticket) to join us for the Live Watch Party of the premiere of The Shape of Joy on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 8pm, and enjoy new Video On Demand features that allow you to watch the concert again and again!
Debut Pass - $8 (includes unlimited streaming for 24 hours from the first time you click to view)
30-Day Pass - $20 (includes unlimited streaming for 30 days from the first time you click to view)
Infinity Pass - $40 (includes unlimited streaming for 1 yr from the first time you click to view, plus a permanent download)
Students: $5 Debut and 30-Day Passes
Seniors: 20% off Debut and 30-Day Passes
EBT, ConnectorCare and WIC Card holders: FREE Debut Passes, $5 30-Day Passes
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Purchase a digital Event Pass to join us for the Live Watch Party of the premiere of The Shape of Joy on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 8pm, and enjoy new Video On Demand features that allow you to watch the concert again and again!