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Grasping for Light at the Gardner Museum

A Far Cry Chamber Orchestra
Courtesy of the ensemble
A Far Cry Chamber Orchestra

Sunday, November 25, 2018

On WCRB In Concert with A Far Cry, the GRAMMY-nominated conductorless ensemble performs Mussorgsky's musical tour through a museum, as well as artwork-inspired pieces by Bernstein, Still, and a world premiere commission by Jessica Meyer.

Recorded on September 9, 2018 at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

This concert is no longer available on demand. 

On the program:

BERNSTEIN Serenade (after Plato's Symposium): "Agathon"
MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition
Jessica MEYER Grasping for Light for 18 Solo Strings (world premiere and Gardner commission)
RESPIGHI Botticelli Triptych
STILL Mother and Child

Hear Criers Sarah Darling and Jesse Irons in conversation with WCRB's Kendall Todd about their latest album, called "Visions and Variations," and their concert at the Gardner Museum, "Portraits."

Learn more about this concert and the artwork that inspired it.
Read an interview with composer Jessica Meyer.

Learn more about A Far Cry.

See upcoming events at the Gardner Museum.