A Far Cry at Grafton Music Festival
A Far Cry, the talented young chamber orchestra from Boston, will play at the White Church on 55 Main Street in Grafton, Vt., on Sunday, February 9, from 3 to 5 p.m. The conductor-less string orchestra will perform a rich musical celebration of American music, with old-world inspired, new immigrant music in a bold suite by Ljova Zhurbin; a double concerto by Kip Jones that brings the American fiddling tradition into the 20th century; a hymn by Charles Ives; and a new arrangement of Dvorak’s American quintet, written when he first experienced the New World. Lisa Kissel of the Grafton Music Festival has invited the performers to stay in Grafton for their annual retreat. She says: “For the last three years, it’s been a thrill to watch how these young musicians blend creativity with discipline.” A Far Cry has had more than 300 performances coast to coast. Tickets are available at the Grafton Village Store, at Misty Valley Books in Chester, and online at brattleborotix.com. For more information, call 802-843-2447 or visit afarcry.org.