Chamber Music with the Criers is back with “Flames to Ashes” on Dec. 18 at St. John’s Church in JP! Enjoy an afternoon of live, in-person music-making with Grammy-nominated ensemble A Far Cry.
Activism through music has been a vital force throughout history as a display of resistance to oppression and injustice. From Shostakovich’s 5th Symphony that cryptically condemned the Stalin regime, to Billie Holiday’s “Strange Fruit” as an ode to civil rights, the examples across time are both plentiful and powerful. Flames to Ashes features three works that each carry this tradition. From May 31 to June 1, 1921, a white mob burned to the ground the homes and businesses of a predominantly Black community across 35 blocks near Tulsa, Oklahoma. In commemoration of the centennial of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre and those who perished, A Far Cry will present a newly commissioned work by Yaz Lancaster. The presentation of Jung-Yoon Wie’s Han speaks directly to the rising hate crimes against the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. The quartet is used to illustrate the Korean word “Han,” described as an internalized feeling of deep sorrow, grief, resentment, and anger from personal and historical trauma. Kevin Puts’ Credo, written in response to the devastating shootings at Virginia Tech in 2007, is offered as a hymn of hope.
Yaz Lancaster | Commission (World Premiere)
Kevin Puts | Credo for String Quartet
Jungyoon Wie | Han for String Quartet
General Admission - $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 3:30pm on the day of the concert.
Purchase a Digital Event Pass (this season’s virtual version of a traditional concert ticket) to stream Flames to Ashes LIVE on Saturday, Dec. 18 at 4pm, 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!