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Eighth Blackbird

20 Feb - 9 Mar 2017

Footage: Keith Saunders


INTERNATIONAL CONCERT SEASON 2017


"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.

NATHALIE JOACHIM flutes
MICHAEL J MACCAFERRI clarinets
YVONNE LAM violin & viola
NICHOLAS PHOTINOS cello
MATTHEW DUVALL percussion
ADAM MARKS piano


PROGRAM

MUHLY Doublespeak
DESSNER Murder Ballades
HARRISON Lobster Tales and Turtle Soup (World Premiere)*
HEARNE By-By Huey
ANDRES Checkered Shade

*Commissioned for Musica Viva Australia with support from Geoff Stearn and the Hildegard Project


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Event Dates

  • Perth 20 Feb 2017 7:30 PM
  • Canberra 23 Feb 2017 7:00 PM
  • Sydney 25 Feb 2017 2:00 PM
  • Sydney 27 Feb 2017 7:00 PM
  • Melbourne 28 Feb 2017 7:00 PM
  • Newcastle 02 Mar 2017 7:30 PM
  • Melbourne 04 Mar 2017 7:00 PM
  • Brisbane 07 Mar 2017 7:00 PM
  • Adelaide 09 Mar 2017 7:30 PM

Venues 

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Adelaide: Adelaide Town Hall
Brisbane: Queensland Conservatorium
Canberra: Llewellyn Hall
Melbourne: Melbourne Recital Centre
Newcastle: Newcastle Conservatorium of Music
Perth: Perth Concert Hall
Sydney: City Recital Hall

Access requirements
For specific access requirements, please call Patron Services on 1800 688 482* to book your seats.

*Toll free, Monday to Friday, 9.00am-5pm AEST
 


RELATED PROGRAMS AND TALKS

Discover more about the music through our Pre-Concert Insights program of free pre-concert talks, ‘meet the artist’ events, and CD signings at selected concerts.  

ADELAIDE  |   BRISBANE  |  CANBERRA
MELBOURNE  |  NEWCASTLE  |  
PERTH  |  SYDNEY
 


Tour supported by the Musica Viva Amadeus Society
Perth concert presented in association with Perth International Arts Festival
Adelaide concert presented in association with Adelaide Festival