Thanks to a blend of compositional technique and solid musical grounding in each of the works, “Flames to Ashes” exceeded easy categorization.
A Far Cry
Concert/Stream Review: A Far Cry’s “Emergence” — Typically Eclectic
The Crier’s program pairs three composers one doesn’t always find together. As is likewise the norm with this group and their selections, everything somehow connects – and on multiple levels.
Music Preview: Music as Metaphor — A Far Cry, a Physicist, and a Composer Reflect on “Gravity”
The music swelled as the early universe spun …
Classical CD Reviews: “Visions and Variations,” “Songs From Chicago,” and Giuseppe Sinopoli conducts Beethoven and Ravel
A triumphant disc from A Far Cry, some fresh thinking from Giuseppe Sinopoli and the Israel Philharmonic, and Thomas Hampson, a great purveyor of American song, focuses on Chicago.
Concert Review: A Healing Space — A Far Cry and the Miró Quartet Present “Loss and Resurrection”
This is a sound I’ve never heard before at a chamber concert: over twenty musicians breathing in unison.
Music Commentary: Top Classical Performances and Recordings of 2017
A line-up of concerts, performances, and recordings that, as 2017 draws to its close, I can’t, for one reason or many, shake from my memory.
Commentary: 2017-18 Orchestral, Opera, and New Music Season Preview
Some institutions’ offerings aren’t as challenging as they could be, but there’s a healthy balance between the familiar and new.
Concert Review: Roomful of Teeth and A Far Cry
Sometimes new music isn’t really new and old music isn’t actually old; the best of it exists on some other plane entirely.
Music Commentary/Preview: 2016 Fall Orchestral Season Overview
In the six years I’ve now been reviewing for the Fuse, I can honestly say that the 2016-17 season looks to be one of the liveliest in recent memory.
Classical Concert Review — A Far Cry’s “All-American” Finale
One takeaway from the concert: music can be forward-looking and even provocative without being off-putting and ugly.