A Far Cry

$10 BGH Classics Series

Bennett Gordon Hall
Saturday, November 16, 2013
7:00 PM
Gates Open
8:00 PM
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Reserved $10
No Lawn
Ticket & dining package $40 (Promo code DINING)

 

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You can make the concert a complete evening out when you purchase the concert/dining package for $40 per performance. This convenient package comes complete with dinner in the Freehling Room followed by the performance in the Bennett Gordon Hall. Seating for dinner services begins at 6:00pm.

Program

Ives: Selections from A Set of Three Short Pieces
       Largo cantabile (“Hymn”)
       Scherzo (“Holding Your Own”)
 
Gershwin: Lullaby
 
Kip Jones: Three Views of a Mountain (Chicago premiere)
 
Ljova: Vjola Suite (Chicago premiere)
 
Dvoƙák/A Far Cry: Viola Quintet No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 97 (“American”)
 

 

About The Artist

Internationally recognized for its programs mixing contemporary classical music with the Western canon, A Far Cry returns to Ravinia, where in 2012 the ensemble shared the stage with ukulele phenom Jake Shimabukuro. Even with a diverse repertoire, “nothing comes across as gimmicky or contrived,” determined the Boston Music Intelligencer, “since their passion is genuine.” Though the 18-musician ensemble performs without a conductor, Austria’s Vorarlberger Nachrichten concluded that the members are “of one heart and one mind when it comes to music . . . demonstrating an astounding level of technical and musical homogeneity.” On a special concert with Yo-Yo Ma, A Far Cry recently inaugurated a new performance space at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, where it has been in residence since 2009 and its “constant high caliber of musicianship is something listeners have grown accustomed to” (Boston Globe).