Second Inversion & A Far Cry

Second Inversion is a proud media partner with Boston-based chamber orchestra A Far Cry! For the remainder of the 2016-17 season, Second Inversion will host a live stream of each of A Far Cry’s Jordan Hall performances at New England Conservatory.

All performances begin at 5pm PT / 8pm ET at

claretFriday, November 11
Pau: Pablo Casals’s Legacy
Featuring Lluis Claret, cello

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1
Schumann: Cello Concerto
Casals: Sant Marti del Canigo
Ginastera: Glosses sobre temes de Pau Casals, Op. 46



Friday, January 13

The Conference of the Birds
featuring Stefan Jackiw and Alexi Kenney, violins

Selections from Codex Calixtinus
Bach: Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor
Beecher: The Conference of the Birds (premiere)
Pärt: Tabula Rasa


Friday, March 17
featuring David Shifrin, clarinet

Diamond: Rounds for String Orchestra
Copland: Clarinet Concerto
Still: Mother and Child
Dvorak: American String Quartet



Friday, May 26 

A collaboration with the SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE

Program TBA, featuring the world premiere of a new commission from Vijay Iyer



About A Far Cry

In its ten years, the Grammy-nominated self-conducted A Far Cry has taken an omnivorous approach, leading to collaborations with artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Jake Shimabukuro, and Urbanity Dance. Known for high energy, according to the New York Times, A Far Cry “brims with personality or, better, personalities, many and varied.” A Far Cry was founded in 2007 by a tightly-knit collective of young professional musicians, and since the beginning has fostered those personalities. The orchestra has developed an innovative process where decisions are made collectively and leadership rotates among the “Criers.” This democratic structure has helped generate consistently thoughtful, innovative, and unpredictable programming. Whether playing a new commission from composers such as Ted Hearne, Caroline Shaw, or Andrew Norman; or a work by Mozart, Haydn, or Piazzolla — A Far Cry takes audiences on a unique ride.