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Far Cry is a neighborhood fixture

Boston-based chamber orchestra chose name to reflect difference from others

The Boston-based A Far Cry chamber orchestra will play at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on Saturday. The orchestra plays without a conductor and rotates its leadership. (photo: Yoon S. Byun)
The Boston-based A Far Cry chamber orchestra will play at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on Saturday. The orchestra plays without a conductor and rotates its leadership. (photo: Yoon S. Byun)
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On many weekdays in Jamaica Plain, an ethnic neighborhood in Boston, people on the way to the subway might hear a string orchestra playing. As they walk down the street past the bodega (Spanish grocer) and next to the botanica (Spanish store that sells religious artifacts), they’ll see a storefront with a huge window. When they look through, they’ll see the orchestra rehearsing.

“We invite people inside,” said Miki-Sophia Cloud, a violinist with the ...

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