Saturday, Oct 17, 2020 8:00p -
146A South Street
JAMAICA PLAIN, MA 02130-3816
Art, Music, Performing Arts, Virtual & Streaming
A Far Cry - Boston's Grammy-nominated, self-conducted string orchestra - is back with a series of online concerts to kick off its 2020-2021 Season. Purchase a digital Event Pass to join us for the Live Watch Party of the premiere of our first concert, Dawn Breaks, this Saturday at 8pm, and enjoy new Video On Demand features that allow you to watch the concert again and again!
Juantio Becenti's string quartet, The Forest at Dawn, is at the heart of this programmatic journey from struggle and discord to hope and promise. The program begins with Shostakovich’s austere String Quartet No. 11, which, like the Becenti quartet, opens with a lone, melancholy voice, adding players one by one. Both quartets face struggle and hardship by embracing musical dissonance, ultimately soaring to higher registers where hope resides. From here, we take a collective breath of fresh air with the peaceful, lilting Allegretto from Mozart's K. 590, which continues the uplift Becenti began. The program culminates as the mood continues to rise and “Dawn Breaks'' with our arrangement of George Harrison’s Here Comes the Sun.
Dmitri Shostakovich | String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 122
Juantio Becenti | Forest at Dawn
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | String Quartet No. 23 in F major, K. 590
George Harrison | Here Comes the Sun (arranged by A Far Cry)