Sep
8
Fri
Season Preview at Ace Hotel Chicago @ Ace Hotel Chicago
Sep 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

FREE with RSVP

Celebrating the launch of their season and the opening of Ace Hotel in Chicago, Eighth Blackbird will join us for a special performance throughout the property.

Four-time Grammy Award-winning ensemble, Eighth Blackbird is “one of the smartest, most dynamic contemporary classical ensembles on the planet” (Chicago Tribune). Eighth Blackbird’s mission—to move music forward through innovative performance, advocate for new music by living composers, and create a legacy of guiding an emerging generation of musicians —extends beyond recording and touring to curation and education.

Sep
15
Fri
MITO SettembreMusica – Turin @ Piccolo Regio Giacomo Puccini
Sep 15 @ 9:00 pm
Sep
17
Sun
MITO SettembreMusica – Milan @ Teatro Elfo Puccini
Sep 17 @ 9:00 pm
Sep
26
Tue
University of Richmond Residency Activity @ University of Richmond
Sep 26 – Sep 28 all-day
Oct
13
Fri
CAFe Budapest @ Budapest Music Center
Oct 13 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

A quintet with an additional percussionist, the Chicago-based Eighth Blackbird was formed to accommodate the instrumentation of a classic piece of 20th-century modernism, Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire. They burst into the American musical scene in 1998, when they won the Concert Artists Guild’s competition.

The ensemble, which works in close collaboration with such other art forms as dance, theatre, production design and puppetry, has commissioned and premiered over a hundred new works, including compositions by David Lang, Steven Mackey and Missy Mazzoli. Their production of Double Sextet, which Steve Reich wrote for the group, won the Pulitzer Prize in 2009.

It is safe to say Eighth Blackbird – like Amadinda – have written musical history for the past two decades, and will continue to do so at the CAFe Budapest Festival.

Oct
19
Thu
Eighth Blackbird with the Philadelphia Orchestra @ Verizon Hall
Oct 19 @ 7:30 pm

Eighth Blackbird joins the Philadelphia Orchestra for three performances of Jennifer Higdon’s concerto On a Wire.

Oct
20
Fri
Eighth Blackbird with the Philadelphia Orchestra @ Verizon Hall
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm

Eighth Blackbird joins the Philadelphia Orchestra for three performances of Jennifer Higdon’s concerto On a Wire.

Oct
21
Sat
Eighth Blackbird with the Philadelphia Orchestra @ Verizon Hall
Oct 21 @ 7:30 pm

Eighth Blackbird joins the Philadelphia Orchestra for three performances of Jennifer Higdon’s concerto On a Wire.

Oct
25
Wed
Interlochen Residency Activity-Matthew Duvall @ Interlochen
Oct 25 – Oct 27 all-day
Oct
30
Mon
University of Richmond Residency Activity @ University of Richmond
Oct 30 – Nov 4 all-day