The Grammy-nominated ensemble A Far Cry returns to live, in-person music-making at NEC’s Jordan Hall with “Amazonia” on Friday, March 4 at 8pm!
Featuring Bridget Kibbey, harp
Amazonia presents music arising from and inspired by many South American cultural traditions, and particularly those from three countries that touch the Amazon River and surround the Amazon Rainforest: Peru, Colombia, and Brazil. Gabriela Lena Frank’s Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout freely mixes her study of Western classical traditions with her experience of the musical and cultural traditions of her mother’s ancestral home, the Peruvian Andes, where the first tributaries of the Amazon River originate. Colombian composer Jacqueline Nova’s pioneering works from the 1960s and 70s transcend genres and center the importance of the natural world and indigenous traditions in contemporary society. A Far Cry here performs Doce Móviles, a work inspired by the mobiles of contemporary artists such as Alexander Calder, evoking the hypnotic spin and “zig-zag” of these structures using a combination of serialist transformations and stereophonic stage effects. Rounding out the concert are three works written across the last century engaging with Brazilian musical traditions. From the Boston Premiere of Brazilian guitar virtuoso João Luiz Rezende’s harp concerto, a vibrant exploration of Brazilian popular dance forms written for Bridget Kibbey, to Heitor Villa-Lobos’ achingly nostalgic Chôros No. 5, to Mozart Camargo Guarnieri’s dazzlingly virtuosic concerto for strings and percussion, this concert lives, breathes, and dances with chops, lyricism, and groove.
Gabriela Lena Frank | Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout
João Luiz Rezende | Harp Concerto, “Recife” (Boston Premiere)
Jacqueline Nova | Doce Móviles
Heitor Villa-Lobos | Chôros No. 5 “Alma Brasileira,” arr. Andrew Roitstein
M. Camargo Guarnieri | Concerto for Strings and Percussion
A Level - $75
B Level - $50
C Level - $25
In-person tickets are available for purchase anytime online or by phone. A limited number of tickets will be available for purchase at the door starting at 7:00pm on the evening of the concert.
Purchase a Digital Event Pass (this season’s virtual version of a traditional concert ticket) to stream Amazonia LIVE on Friday, March 4 at 8pm, and enjoy Video On Demand features that allow you to watch the concert again and again!
Digital Event Pass – $20 (includes the livestream link & unlimited streaming via Video On Demand for 30 days from the first time you click to view)
Did you know we offer discounts on single tickets for Students, Seniors, and EBT/ConnectorCare/WIC Card holders?
Students: $10 Tickets (in person) & $5 Digital Event Passes
Seniors: 20% off in-person Tickets & Digital Event Passes
EBT, ConnectorCare and WIC Card holders: $5 in-person Tickets & Complimentary Digital Event Passes
Contact the A Far Cry Box Office (firstname.lastname@example.org or 617.553.4887) for the discount codes and to learn more!