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How to Travel in Time
Public Program - NYC
Music for Time Travelers with A Far Cry Orchestra

Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
291 Church Street, NYC

Classical music more than any other genre is defined by the past, with a clearly-defined canon that is fixed in time. Modern composers have to contend and wrestle with this overwhelming heritage. In this program, members of A Far Cry orchestra will play works that incorporate, transform, and deconstruct music from the past, as well as one piece from the classical canon that projects into the future.

This concert will feature four of the orchestra's core members: Sarah Darling, Jae Young Cosmos Lee, and Alex Fortes. The works performed will be: Caroline Shaw: Punctum
Joseph Haydn: String Quartet in C Major, Op. 20 No. 2
Caroline Shaw: Entr’acte
Osvaldo Golijov: Tenebrae

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. 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.

This event is free and open to the public.

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S.I. Rosenbaum is a journalist and artist born in Boston and living in Queens.

A Far Cry Orchestra is a Boston-based chamber orchestra. The orchestra is self-conducted and consists of 18 musicians called "The Criers". It was founded in 2007 by a group of 17 musicians in Boston. Their album Dreams & Prayers was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2015 for Best Chamber Music / Small Ensemble Performance.

apexart’s program supporters past and present include The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Buhl Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., William Talbott Hillman Foundation/Affirmation Arts Fund, the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the Fifth Floor Foundation, the Consulate General of Israel in New York, the Kenneth A. Cowin Foundation, the Trust for Mutual Understanding, and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
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