A Far Cry opens Music on Norway Pond season

Thursday, November 01, 2018 12:2AM

Select members of Boston’s leading string orchestra, A Far Cry, will perform at 4 p.m. on Sunday in the Hancock Meeting House.

A Far Cry is a Grammy-nominated chamber group offering distinct performances that encourage risk taking and exploration for both players and audience. This concert reflects a new initiative from the group to offer chamber concerts featuring members of the larger ensemble. Featuring Rane Moore (clarinet), Omar Chen Guey and Annie Rabbat (violins), Rimbo Wong (viola), and Michael Untertan (cello), the distilled contingent of A Far Cry will perform Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 581, and Haydn’s String Quartet in G minor, Op. 20, No. 3.

Known for its high energy, A Far Cry “brims with personality or, better, personalities, many and varied,” says the New York Times. “In its first decade, this conductor-free ensemble has earned and sustained a reputation for top-drawer playing, engrossing programming, and outstanding guest artists,” according to Boston Music Intelligencer, leading to collaborations with artists including Yo-Yo Ma, Roomful of Teeth, the Silk Road Ensemble, Vijay Iyer and David Krakauer.

This will be the third appearance in Hancock for members of A Far Cry. “We all feel connected to this remarkable group of artists” says Music on Norway Pond’s artistic director, Jody Hill Simpson. “They represent the very best of what it means to connect viscerally with the music and with the audience.”

Admission is $20 per person, students are free. For a list of upcoming events and to purchase season tickets, go to www.musiconnorwaypond.org.