From Eighth Blackbird: “Eighth Blackbird 2018-19 Season Announcement”

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Eighth Blackbird
2018-19 Season Announcement

Summer is winding down, but we’re gearing up for an adventurous new season of concerts, residencies and more. Rehearsals are now underway for our 2018-19 tour, which includes stops from our home state of Illinois to bella Italia. This year’s programs bring back old favorites like Jennifer Higdon’s dynamic concerto On a Wire with the Eugene Symphony, and last season’s centerpiece Olagón with Iarla Ó Lionáird for Kansas City’s Open Spaces Festival; new programs featuring work by Blackbird Creative Lab alums Nina Shekhar and Viet Cuong; the world premiere of a new piece by electroacoustic icon Pamela Z on the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Noon to Midnight Festival; and vibrant educational work through continued residencies at the University of Richmond, UNCSA and more.

We’re still adding dates to this schedule, so keep an eye open for events that you can catch in a town near you. And don’t hesitate to get your tickets now!

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Nathalie Joachim, flutes • Michael J. Maccaferri, clarinets • Yvonne Lam, violin & viola •
Nick Photinos, cello • Matthew Duvall, percussion • Lisa Kaplan, piano

Eighth Blackbird is “one of the smartest, most dynamic contemporary classical ensembles on the planet” (Chicago Tribune). Launched by six entrepreneurial Oberlin Conservatory undergraduates in 1996, this Chicago-based super-group has earned its status as “a brand-name…defined by adventure, vibrancy and quality….known for performing from memory, employing choreography and collaborations with theater artists, lighting designers and even puppetry artists” (Detroit Free Press).

Eighth Blackbird’s mission—moving music forward through innovative performance, advocating for new music by living composers, and creating a legacy of guiding an emerging generation of musicians —extends beyond recording and touring to curation and education. The ensemble served as Music Director of the 2009 Ojai Music Festival, has held residencies at the Curtis Institute of Music and at the University of Chicago, and holds an ongoing Ensemble-in-Residence position at the University of Richmond. The 2015-16 season featured a pioneering residency at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art: a living installation with open rehearsals, performances, guest artists, and public talks. In 2017, Eighth Blackbird launched its boldest initiative yet with the creation of Blackbird Creative Laboratory, a tuition-free, two-week summer workshop and performance festival for performers and composers in Ojai, CA.

Eighth Blackbird’s members hail from the Great Lakes, Keystone, Golden, Empire and Bay states. The name “Eighth Blackbird” derives from the eighth stanza of Wallace Stevens’s evocative, imagistic poem, Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird: “I know noble accents / And lucid, inescapable rhythms; / But I know, too, / That the blackbird is involved / In what I know.”

John Schaefer


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