Weekend Concert Series

A Far Cry

Sibling Rivalry

Sunday, February 23, 1:30 - 3 pm
Calderwood Hall

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Weekend Concert Series, A Far Cry , Sibling Rivalry 2/23/2020 1:30 PM 2/23/2020 3:00 PM isgm-event-A Far Cry America/New_York A Far Cry has assembled a fantasia on the theme of sibling-hood that straddles two centuries. 25 Evans Way, Boston, MA 02115 aIwSTBiOnzHrlaECKmIR43731

Program

C.P.E. Bach, Symphony in E-flat Major, H. 654 (1757)
W.F. Bach, Sinfonia in D Minor ("Adagio and Fugue"), F. 65 (c. 1740)
Arvo Pärt, Fratres (1977/1991)
Julia Wolfe, Cruel Sister (2004)

A Far Cry has assembled a fantasia on the theme of siblinghood that straddles two centuries. Works by two of the Bach brothers anchor the program firmly in the Rococo style of the 18th-century, while works by Pärt and Wolfe complete the arc in our own time. Fratres (Latin for “brothers”) is Pärt’s most popular and most flexible work (he has made some 18 versions). It is one of the first works Pärt wrote in a new minimalist style after eight or so years of compositional silence.

Adapted for string orchestra, Julia Wolfe’s work began as a string quartet that draws its dramatic shape (but not its musical material) from a macabre Northumbrian ballad. The song tells the tragic story of two sisters, one of whom drowns the other in the ocean. Wolfe describes the chilling denouement of the story: “Two minstrels find the dead sister washed up on the shore and shape her breastbone into a fine harp strung with her yellow hair.”
 

Ticketing

Tickets are required and include Museum admission. Choose from two seating sections. See inside back cover for details.

SECTION A: FLOOR LEVEL AND FIRST BALCONY

Adults $36, seniors $33, members $24, students and children ages 7–17 $15 (children under 7 not admitted).

SECTION B: SECOND AND THIRD BALCONIES

Adults $31, seniors $28, members $19, students and children ages 7–17 $15 (children under 7 not admitted).

How to buy tickets:

  • Online: Click the TICKETS button*
  • By phone: Call the box office at 617 278 5156, Wednesday–Monday, 10 am–4 pm; Thursday until 6 pm; CLOSED TUESDAY*
  • In person: Visit the Museum and purchase tickets at the door, Wednesday–Monday, 11 am–4:30 pm; CLOSED TUESDAY

For sold-out performances, standby tickets may be available in the lobby no earlier than one hour before the performance begins. We cannot guarantee availability of standby tickets for sold-out performances.

*Handling charges apply to these orders.

OF NOTE

  • Seating in Calderwood Hall is open within each seating level.
  • To request accessible or wheelchair seating, or large-type programs, please call the box office at 617 278 5156.
  • Seating begins 45 minutes before performance time. Once the performance begins, seating is not guaranteed.
  • Tickets purchased online or by phone within 14 days of the concert will be held at the admission desk.
  • For sold-out performances, standby tickets may be available in the lobby on the day of performance. We cannot guarantee availability of standby tickets.
  • No refunds or exchanges will be made.
  • Programs are subject to change.

 

The Museum thanks its generous concert donors: Fitzpatrick Family Concert; James Lawrence Memorial Concert; Alford P. Rudnick Memorial Concert; Marie Louise and David Scudder Concert; Wendy Shattuck Young Artist Concert; and Willona Sinclair Memorial Concert. The piano is dedicated as the Alex d’Arbeloff Steinway. The harpsichord was generously donated by Dr. Robert Barstow in memory of Marion Huse, and its care is endowed in memory of Dr. Barstow by The Barstow Fund. The Museum is also supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, which receives support from the State of Massachusetts and the National Endowment for the Arts.