Far Cry Comes to Whitney Center Next Week

Grammy-nominated A Far Cry performs at Sheridan College next week. (Courtesy photo)

Grammy-nominated string orchestra A Far Cry will perform next week in Kinnison Hall at Sheridan College's Whitney Center for the Arts.

The performance will start at 7 p.m. next Thursday.

Founded in 2007, the self-conducted orchestra is a democracy in which decisions are made collectively, and leadership rotates among the 18 string players, called “criers.”

Over the past year, A Far Cry has risen to the top of Billboard's Traditional Classical Chart, has been named Boston's best classical ensemble by The Improper Bostonian and celebrated two Grammy nominations for its album, “Visions and Variations.”

Dr. Ryan Landis, who's Whitney Center for the Arts concert hall and performing arts coordinator, says the reputation of A Far Cry as virtuosic string players who perform a varied repertoire is internationally known.

Home for the 18 Criers is Boston, and they maintain strong roots in the city, with a storefront music center in Jamaica Plain and fulfill the role of chamber-orchestra-in-residence at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

Tickets to next Thursday's performance are $35 for adults, $25 for seniors and $10 for students and can be purchased online at whitneyarts.org or by calling (307) 675-0360.