A Far Cry chamber orchestra

A Far Cry is a self-conducted chamber orchestra from Boston. Yoon S. Byun

October 24, 2022

This week’s SymphonyCast episode, with guest host Steve Seel, features two concerts in one! First, we’ll hear a celebration of the strength of women, inspired by the legacy of Sojourner Truth’s “Ain’t I a Woman” speech at the 1851 Women’s Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio. This program is a meditation — literally and figuratively — on the deep well of ingenuity, wisdom and grit of women across time and around the globe. Then A Far Cry performs its signature work, Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings, from memory on 18 of the finest instruments in the world.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

HILDEGARD VON BINGEN: Nunc aperuit nobis



TERESA CARRENO: Serenade for Strings

Hour 2

ELGAR: Introduction and Allegro

TCHAIKOVSKY: Serenade for Strings

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