A Far Cry is pleased to announce a new media partnership with Second Inversion. Second Inversion is ambitiously dedicated to “rethinking classical music.” The project, which features a live audio stream and many online resources, is produced by Seattle’s Classical KING FM, one of the longest-running and top-ranked classical stations in the United States. For the remainder of the 2016-17 season, Second Inversion will host a live stream of each of A Far Cry’s Jordan Hall performances at New England Conservatory.
The first stream takes place this Friday, November 11 at 8PM ET / 5PM PT as A Far Cry, with guest cellist, Lluís Claret, celebrates the legacy of Pablo Casals with music by Bach, Schumann, Casals, and Ginastera. The exclusive stream will be at www.secondinversion.org.
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In its ten years, the Grammy-nominated self-conducted A Far Cry has taken an omnivorous approach, leading to collaborations with artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Jake Shimabukuro, and Urbanity Dance. Known for high energy, according to the New York Times, A Far Cry “brims with personality or, better, personalities, many and varied.” A Far Cry was founded in 2007 by a tightly-knit collective of young professional musicians, and since the beginning has fostered those personalities. The orchestra has developed an innovative process where decisions are made collectively and leadership rotates among the “Criers.” This democratic structure has helped generate consistently thoughtful, innovative, and unpredictable programming. Whether playing a new commission from composers such as Ted Hearne, Caroline Shaw, or Andrew Norman; or a work by Mozart, Haydn, or Piazzolla — A Far Cry takes audiences on a unique ride.
Second Inversion is a music project dedicated to rethinking classical music. The project is built on a foundation of classical music with intent to explore the vast range of music in and beyond the genre. It curates music for listeners who find inspiration in a wide variety of genres, delivering a diverse, rich, and user-centered listening experience.
The mutual admiration and shared perspective of these two organization made this partnership a natural fit.