Saturday, Nov 21, 2020 8:00p -
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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 The Shape of Joy on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 8pm, and enjoy new Video On Demand features that allow you to watch the concert again and again!
The uninhibited joy of young Mozart’s first viola quintet, with its flamboyant virtuosity and total lack of pretense, inspired this happy program. The piece, as written by the 17-year-old Mozart, is so forthright that it perfectly evokes the honesty of youth. The two opening duos reflect different aspects of joy. The first, Breathing Sunlight by Akshaya Tucker, is reflective and musically free, stirring memories of lying in the sunlit grass with the composer’s grandfather. Limestone & Felt by Caroline Shaw is felt viscerally and gives us a sense of place, bringing to mind sounds that collide and echo, flying around a stone chapel, or that gently bounce off of soft material. This sound world is contrasted with delicately spaced, reverent chords that conjure the ancient time, inviting us to simultaneously reside in the past of our imagination and embody the present of our physical senses.
Akshaya Avril Tucker | Breathing Sunlight
Caroline Shaw | Limestone & Felt
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | String Quintet No. 1 in B-flat major, K. 174