String orchestra to perform
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GRAFTON- A Far Cry, the superbly-talented and highly-popular young chamber orchestra from Boston, will play at the White Church, 55 Main Street, on Sunday, February 9, from 3 to 5 pm. This is a program presented by the not-for-profit Grafton Music Festival.

The innovative, conductor-less string orchestra will perform a program called “Melting Pot,” a rich musical celebration of the diverse American experience that explores the question: What is American music? A bold suite of Old-World-inspired “new immigrant” music from the streets of Brooklyn by Ljova Zhurbin rubs shoulders with a double concerto by Kip Jones that brings the American fiddling tradition into the 20th century. Rounding out the program is a hymn by Charles Ives and a new arrangement of Antonin Dvorak’s “American” quintet arranged for an orchestra, written as he was first experiencing the New World.

A Far Cry was founded in 2007 by a tightly-knit collective of 17 young professional musicians – the Criers – and since the beginning has fostered those personalities, developing an innovative structure of rotating leadership both on stage and behind the scenes. By expanding the boundaries of orchestral repertoire and experimenting with the ways music is prepared, performed, and experienced, A Far Cry has been embraced throughout the world with more than 300 performances coast to coast and across the globe, five albums, and a powerful presence on the Internet.

Tickets are available at the Grafton Village Store, at Misty Valley Books in Chester and online at For more information call (802) 843-2447 or see

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