Called “joyfully musician-led!” by the Boston Globe, A Far Cry is known for its innovative and compelling programming. As the Globe also pointed out “the musicians don’t only care about the repertoire, they voted to play it.” The past year has put A Far Cry’s democratic structure into non-stop action, and the return of live audiences has the season ahead bursting at the seams. Each of the nine programs – curated by a different Crier (and voted on by all 16) – continues the group’s tradition of musical storytelling. The programs convey themes of perseverance, hope, outrage, loss, resilience, heartbreak, comfort, and ecstatic joy. From Flames to Ashes, featuring a newly commissioned work by Yaz Lancaster commemorating the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, to Sunset, a cathartic season finale and nod to the group’s first cancelled concert from last year, each program strives to help us reflect, learn, process, and connect as we come back together as a community.