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Musical Arts series presents chamber orchestra in concert on Sept. 29

Musical Arts series presents chamber orchestra in concert on Sept. 29

Press Release Date: 9-20-2011

Chamber orchestra, A Far Cry

Chamber orchestra, A Far Cry

DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s Musical Arts Series will present the first of seven 2011-12 events on Sept. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Recital Hall.

Performing will be the chamber orchestra, A Far Cry. The orchestra was founded in 2007 by 17 young musicians with the intention of making music according to their own rules.

This ground-breaking, self-conducted string orchestra has enjoyed a heady ascent toward the highest ranks of today’s new generation of classical ensembles. A Far Cry explores the traditional boundaries of classical music, experimenting with the ways it is prepared, performed and experienced.

A string quartet comprised of members of the orchestra will present a performance at Durant Intermediate School at 1 p.m. on Sept. 29.

The Musical Arts Series is produced with sponsorship from Southeastern, the Donna Massey Music Education Support Fund, Oklahoma Arts Council, Red River Arts Alliance, Mid-America Arts Alliance, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Steger Piano Institute, the Cherokee Telephone Company of Calera, Okla., and local friends and donors.

The ensemble is the Chamber Orchestra in Residence at Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Along with a busy touring schedule, A Far Cry maintains an educational partnership with the New England Conservatory.

A Far Cry appears by arrangement with Lisa Sapinkopf Artists,

All Musical Arts Series performances are free of charge and the public is invited to attend. For further information, contact Dr. Jeri Walker at 580-745-2385 or