Eighth Blackbird

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‘Professionalism and proficiency amplified by that indefinable X Factor, charisma.’ New York Times

Celebrate the joy of the new with Eighth Blackbird. The closest thing classical music has to a rock band, this ensemble – described by the LA Times as a collection of ‘supermusicians’ – revels in the work of living composers, played with love, virtuosity and enjoyment.

This tour sees them delving into contemporary gems by Muhly, Dessner, Hearne and Andres, alongside a world premiere by Sydney composer Holly Harrison.

Presented by Musica Viva Australia

PROGRAM & ARTISTS

PROGRAM

MUHLY
Doublespeak

DESSNER
Murder Ballades

HARRISON
New Work (World Premiere)*
Commissioned for Musica Viva with support from Geoff Stearn and the Hildegard Project

HEARNE
By-By Huey

ANDRES
Checkered Shade

ARTISTS

Nathalie Joachim flutes
Michael J Maccaferri clarinets
Yvonne Lam violin & viola
Nicholas Photinos cello
Matthew Duvall percussion
Adam Marks piano

PRE- & POST-CONCERT EVENTS

Tuesday 28 February 2017

18:15-18:45: Pre-concert Talk, Salzer Suite
21:10-21:30: Meet the Artists – In Conversation and Q&A, Ground Floor Foyer

Saturday 4 March 2017

18:15-18:45: Pre-concert Talk, Boardroom
21:10-21:30: Artist CD signing, Ground Floor Foyer

Series

This production is part of the following series:

Venue