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From the New York Times: A Boost for Eighth Blackbird

This is copyright protected, so, New Music fans, I will just head you in the right direction.

Steve Smith
October 18, 2011

Eighth Blackbird From left, Yvonne Lam, Lisa Kaplan, Nicholas Photinos and Michael J. Maccaferri performing in Miller Theater at Columbia University on Saturday night as part of the SONiC festival.

Eighth Blackbird is:

Tim Munro, flutes
Michael J. Maccaferri, clarinets
Yvonne Lam, violin & viola
Nicholas Photinos, cello
Matthew Duvall, percussion+
Lisa Kaplan, piano

The full group.

Eighth Blackbird, a polished, personable, routinely dazzling sextet [the graphic only includes four of the players], has never bound its repertory so rigidly; included in its swelling canon are staples by Schoenberg and Boulez…Still, the ensemble, which played on Saturday evening in Columbia University’s Miller Theater in the festival’s second event, has never lacked for fresh pieces by emerging artists.”

See the full article here.

You can hear Eighth Blackbird often on Q2 the 24 hour New Music stream from New York Public Radio.


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