UCSB Arts & Lectures presents the Grammy Award-nominated 18-piece string orchestra A Far Cry, making their Santa Barbara debut with an ambitious and creative program of J.S. Bach, Philip Glass, Bartok and Osvaldo Golijov on Fri., Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. at Music Academy of the West’s Hahn Hall.
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 has engendered collaborations with artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Roomful of Teeth, the Silkroad Ensemble and Vijay Iyer. A Far Cry “brims with personality or, better, personalities, many and varied,” The New York Times praises. See the Boston-based ensemble in the intimacy of Hahn Hall as they arrive in Santa Barbara on the heels of their performance at the 2019 Grammy Awards!
Program (Subject to change)
J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
Philip Glass: Symphony No. 3
Osvaldo Golijov: Tenebrae
A Far Cry performs Tchaikovsky Serenade, m. I – Pezzo in forma di Sonatina performed from memory
For tickets or more information, call UCSB Arts & Lectures at 805/893-3535 or purchase online at www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu.