Nov
27
Mon
Eighth Blackbird on Live from WFMT
Nov 27 @ 8:00 pm

We’re returning to the Levin Performance Studio for a program featuring excerpts from our new album Olagón, along with previews of upcoming works. Listen in at 98.7FM or online at http://www.wfmt.com.

 

Dec
4
Mon
Olagón Preview at the Poetry Foundation @ Poetry Foundation
Dec 4 @ 7:00 pm

Come hear excerpts from our newest work, Olagón: A Cantata in Doublespeak ahead of its premiere later in December.

Olagón is a new, evening-length work, developed through collaborations with composer/fiddler Dan Trueman, vocalist Iarla Ó Lionáird of the contemporary Irish supergroup The Gloaming, and Pulitzer-Prize winning poet Paul Muldoon, along with stage direction by Mark DiChiazza.

For more information on this event, click here.

For more information on Olagón, visit http://www.olagon.org.

Lead support for Olagón: A Cantata in Doublespeak is provided by the Poetry Foundation, with additional support from the University of RichmondIrish Arts Center, and the Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation.

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit http://www.arts.gov.

Dec
8
Fri
Chicago Premiere of Olagón at Victory Gardens Theater @ Victory Gardens Theater
Dec 8 @ 7:30 pm

We’re thrilled to announce the Chicago Premiere of our newest work, Olagón.

Olagón is a new, evening-length work, developed through collaborations with composer/fiddler Dan Trueman, vocalist Iarla Ó Lionáird of the contemporary Irish supergroup The Gloaming, and Pulitzer-Prize winning poet Paul Muldoon, along with stage direction by Mark DiChiazza.

For more information on Olagón, visit http://www.olagon.org.

This production is generously supported by Olagón’s Lead Commissioner, The Poetry Foundation.

Dec
9
Sat
Chicago Premiere of Olagón at Victory Gardens Theater @ Victory Gardens Theater
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm

We’re thrilled to announce the Chicago Premiere of our newest work, Olagón: A Cantata in Doublespeak.

Olagón is a new, evening-length work, developed through collaborations with composer/fiddler Dan Trueman, vocalist Iarla Ó Lionáird of the contemporary Irish supergroup The Gloaming, and Pulitzer-Prize winning poet Paul Muldoon, along with stage direction by Mark DiChiazza.

For more information on Olagón, visit http://www.olagon.org.

Lead support for Olagón: A Cantata in Doublespeak is provided by the Poetry Foundation, with additional support from the University of RichmondIrish Arts Center, and the Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation.

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit http://www.arts.gov.

Jan
23
Tue
Interlochen Residency Activity-Matthew Duvall @ Interlochen
Jan 23 – Jan 25 all-day
Feb
2
Fri
UChicago Presents: Eighth Blackbird with Amadinda @ Logan Center for the Arts
Feb 2 @ 7:30 pm

Amadinda joins us once more for a performance at University of Chicago. In connection with UChicago’s Ligeti Series, we’ll be paying homage to György Ligeti with selected arrangements of his piano etudes, along with a co-commissioned work by Lukas Ligeti. The program also features works by Steve Reich and selections from Hand Eye.

Feb
3
Sat
Celebrity Series of Boston @ Sanders Theatre
Feb 3 @ 8:00 pm

We’re heading to Boston for the Boston Celebrity Series. The program will feature works by David Lang, Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner, and Ned McGowan.

Feb
19
Mon
Princeton Residency Activity @ Princeton University
Feb 19 – Feb 26 all-day
Feb
22
Thu
Olagón at Princeton @ Wallace Theater
Feb 22 @ 8:00 pm

We’re heading to Princeton for a performance of our newest work, Olagón: A Cantata in Doublespeak.

Olagón is a new, evening-length work, developed through collaborations with composer/fiddler Dan Trueman, vocalist Iarla Ó Lionáird of the contemporary Irish supergroup The Gloaming, and Pulitzer-Prize winning poet Paul Muldoon, along with stage direction by Mark DiChiazza.

For more information on Olagón, visit http://www.olagon.org.

Lead support for Olagón: A Cantata in Doublespeak is provided by the Poetry Foundation, with additional support from the University of RichmondIrish Arts Center, and the Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation.

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit http://www.arts.gov.

Feb
23
Fri
Olagón at Princeton @ Wallace Theater
Feb 23 @ 8:00 pm

We’re heading to Princeton for a performance of our newest work, Olagón: A Cantata in Doublespeak.

Olagón is a new, evening-length work, developed through collaborations with composer/fiddler Dan Trueman, vocalist Iarla Ó Lionáird of the contemporary Irish supergroup The Gloaming, and Pulitzer-Prize winning poet Paul Muldoon, along with stage direction by Mark DiChiazza.

For more information on Olagón, visit http://www.olagon.org.

Lead support for Olagón: A Cantata in Doublespeak is provided by the Poetry Foundation, with additional support from the University of RichmondIrish Arts Center, and the Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation.

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit http://www.arts.gov.