Boston Musicians Waylaid On Way To Grammys Play Impromptu Airport Concert

What do you do when you’ve been nominated for a Grammy and you’re on your way from Boston to Los Angeles for the ceremonies, but your flight gets delayed for more than five hours at the Tucson International Airport in Arizona?

The answer was obvious for the more than a dozen members of A Far Cry—a classical string ensemble (recently profiled by WBUR) based in Boston’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood who were nominated for the Grammy for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance for their album “Dreams and Prayers.”

“Wanting to make the most of an unfortunate situation, we did what we do best: we pulled out our instruments and started playing,” the ensemble wrote on their website. “We figured it would help us pass the time—and hopefully perk up the other weary travelers in similar situations to ours.”

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