Jan
20
Sat
Blackbird Creative Lab Reunion Concert @ Constellation - Chicago, IL
Jan 20 @ 8:30 pm

Join Chicago super-group Eighth Blackbird as they present the alumni of their inaugural Blackbird Creative Lab in concert. The Blackbird Creative Lab is Eighth Blackbird’s tuition-free summer training program, set in Ojai, CA, created to inspire the next generation of performers and composers to champion a distinctive, dynamic and engaging performance aesthetic. The program will feature highlights from The Lab, including two Chicago premieres of works by Danny Clay and Viet Cuong, commissioned by Elizabeth and Justus Schlichting for the Blackbird Creative Lab. Other works include music by Ned McGowan, Kate Soper, Philippe Manoury, Jessie Marino and more.

Jan
21
Sun
Blackbird Creative Lab Reunion Concert @ Constellation - Chicago, IL
Jan 21 @ 7:30 pm

Join Chicago super-group Eighth Blackbird as they present the alumni of their inaugural Blackbird Creative Lab in concert. The Blackbird Creative Lab is Eighth Blackbird’s tuition-free summer training program, set in Ojai, CA, created to inspire the next generation of performers and composers to champion a distinctive, dynamic and engaging performance aesthetic. The program will feature highlights from The Lab, including two Chicago premieres of works by Danny Clay and Viet Cuong, commissioned by Elizabeth and Justus Schlichting for the Blackbird Creative Lab. Other works include music by Ned McGowan, Kate Soper, Philippe Manoury, Jessie Marino and more.

Jan
23
Tue
Interlochen Residency Activity-Matthew Duvall @ Interlochen Arts Academy
Jan 23 – Jan 25 all-day
Feb
2
Fri
UChicago Presents: Eighth Blackbird with Amadinda @ Logan Center for the Arts - Chicago, IL
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.

Feb
3
Sat
Celebrity Series of Boston @ Sanders Theatre - Cambridge, MA
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 @ Wallace Theater - Princeton, NJ
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 @ Wallace Theater - Princeton, NJ
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.

Feb
24
Sat
Olagón @ Wallace Theater - Princeton, NJ
Feb 24 @ 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
26
Mon
Princeton Sound Kitchen @ Taplin Auditorium - Princeton, NJ
Feb 26 @ 8:00 pm