A Far Cry
Thursday, February 4, 20201 at 7:30 PM
Brendle Recital Hall
Since its founding in 2007, the Grammy-nominated string orchestra A Far Cry has developed a distinct approach to music-making, with playing and programming that encourage risk-taking and exploration for both player and audience. This year, A Far Cry was selected as Boston’s 2018 best classical ensemble by The Improper Bostonian, with one of its albums ranking at the top of Billboard’s Traditional Classical Chart. The self-conducted orchestra is a democracy in which decisions are made collectively and leadership rotates among the players (“Criers”). This structure has led to consistently thoughtful, innovative, and unpredictable programming — and impactful collaborations with celebrated performers and composers. Boston Musical Intelligencer sums up the group: “In its first decade, this conductor-free ensemble has earned and sustained a reputation for top-drawer playing, engrossing programming, and outstanding guest artists.”
Sir András Schiff, piano
Friday, March 19, 2021 at 7:30 PM
Hungarian-born Sir András Schiff is internationally recognized as one of the world’s great pianists. A prolific recording artist whose work can be found on the Decca, Warner, and ECM labels, he is a prominent interpreter of the works of Bach, Beethoven, and Schubert. His many honors include the international Mozarteum Foundation’s Gold Medal (2012), Germany’s Great Cross of Merit with Star (2012), and the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Gold Medal (2013). In June 2014, he was awarded a Knighthood by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.