PREVIEW: A Far Cry with Roomful of Teeth

This Wednesday, two of America’s leading, landscape-changing contemporary music ensembles will join forces to take Rackham Auditorium by storm.

Founded in 2007, 17-member, Boston-based string ensemble A Far Cry operates under a unique model of rotating leadership among the ensemble members: despite the group’s size, they perform without a conductor. The GRAMMY-nominated ensemble has revived seldom-performed gems of the classical repertoire, in addition to premiering and recording several works by living composers.

“Dedicated to mining the expressive potential of the human voice, vocal octet Roomful of Teeth performs a wide array of traditional and contemporary works, even employing vocal techniques such as yodeling and throat singing. The GRAMMY-awarded ensemble also features Pulitzer-Prize winning composer Caroline Shaw.

A Far Cry will be performing works by Prokofiev and LA-based comoser Ted Hearne, while Roomful of Teeth will perform a piece by des Prez. The groups will join together at the end to perform Caroline Shaw’s “Music in Common Time.”

The performance will be Wednesday, April 12th in Rackam Auditorium at 7:30pm. Buy your tickets here!

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Composer. Pianist. Free concert enthusiast.

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