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Tufts University presents Melting Pot—A Concert by A Far Cry

Posted by boston.com  January 23, 2014 10:00 AM

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The following was submitted by The Tufts University Department of Music:

The Tufts University Department of Music presents Melting Pot—A Concert by A Far Cry, in the Distler Performance Hall at the Perry and Marty Granoff Music Center on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 8 p.m. Standing at the forefront of an exciting new generation in classical music, the self-conducted chamber orchestra will be playing at Tufts for the first time.
According to the New York Times, A Far Cry “brims with personality or, better, personalities, many and varied.” Founded in 2007 by a tightly knit collective of seventeen young professional musicians, the group has fostered those personalities, developing an innovative structure of rotating leadership both on stage and behind the scenes. 

While maintaining an international touring schedule, the Criers are proud to call Boston home, rehearsing at their storefront music center in Jamaica Plain and fulfilling the role of Chamber Orchestra-in-Residence at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. 

This program explores a single question: what is American music? A bold suite of Old-World inspired "new immigrant" music from Brooklyn-based composer Ljova rubs shoulders with "Three Views of a Mountain," a double concerto by Kip Jones that brings the American fiddling tradition into the twentieth century. 

The program concludes with a hymn by Charles Ives and a new arrangement of Antonín Dvořák’s "American" quintet, written as he was first experiencing the New World. Join us in this celebration of the continuing diversity of the American experience. 

The Granoff Music Center is located at 20 Talbot Avenue on Tufts’ Medford/Somerville campus. Admission is free with a Tufts ID (limit two tickets per ID) and is $10 for general admission. For more information, please visit as.tufts.edu/music/musiccenter or call the Granoff Music Center Box Office at 617.627.3679.

This concert has been made possible by the Granoff Music Fund.


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