Eighth Blackbird’s mission—to move music forward through innovative performance, advocacy for new music by living composers, and a legacy of guiding an emerging generation of musicians —extends beyond recording and touring to curation and education. The ensemble served as Music Director of the Ojai Music Festival (2009), enjoyed a three-year residency at the Curtis Institute of Music, and holds ongoing Ensemble-in-Residence positions at the University of Richmond and the University of Chicago. The 2015-16 season featured a lively residency at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art, with open rehearsals, an interactive gallery installation, performances, and public talks.
Special guest opener: Peter Ferry, 8pm
Timo Andres, Checkered Shade
David Lang: Wed/Grind
Alex Mills: Three Bocets for the Living
Lisa Kaplan: Whirligig
Robert Honstein: Conduit