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A Far Cry is a self-conducted chamber orchestra from Boston.
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SymphonyCast®

A Far Cry Chamber Orchestra

This week on Symponycast, A Far Cry Chamber Orchestra gives us two concerts in one. First, it presents a celebration of women’s strength inspired by Sojourner Truth’s famous “Ain’t I a Woman” speech at the 1851 Women’s Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio. This part of the 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 — crafted by the likes of Stradivari, Guarneri and Amati and hand-selected by Christopher Reuning of Reuning & Son Violins.

 

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

HILDEGARD VON BINGEN: Nunc Aperuit Nobis

REENA ESMAIL: Teen Murti

MONTGOMERY: Strum

Hour 2

TERESA CARRENO: Serenade for Strings

ELGAR: Introduction and Allegro

TCHAIKOVSKY: Serenade for Strings

BEETHOVEN: String Quartet No. 15 (3rd Movement)

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