September – November 2014

Sep
18
Thu
Heart & Breath @ Miller Theatre at Columbia University, New York, NY
Sep 18 @ 8:00 PM

Repertoire
Amy Beth Kirsten Colombine’s Paradise Theatre (2013) New York premiere
Richard Reed Parry Duo for Heart and Breath (2012)
Bon Iver, arr. Kaplan Babys (2009/13) New York premiere
Claudio Monteverdi, arr. Munro Lamento della Ninfa (1638/2013) New York premiere
Carlo Gesulado, arr. Munro Moro, lasso al mio duolo (1611/2013) New York premiere

Sep
22
Mon
Pattycake @ Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music, Richmond, VA
Sep 22 @ 7:30 PM

PROGRAM:
György Ligeti: Études (arr. 2014)
Tom Johnson: Counting Duets (2014)
Lee Hyla: Wave (2012)
Sean Griffin: Pattycake (2007)
Gabriella Smith: Number Nine (2013)
David Little: and the sky was still there (2010)

Oct
10
Fri
Matt Ulery’s In the Ivory, featuring eighth blackbird @ Constellation, Chicago, IL
Oct 10 @ 9:30 PM

Event is 21+.

Performers:

Matt Ulery – double bass and compositions
Rob Clearfield – piano
Jon Deitemyer – drums
Andrew McCann – violin
Dominic Johnson – viola
Yvonne Lam – violin (of eighth blackbird)
Nick Photinos – cello (of eighth blackbird)
Tim Munro – alto flute (of eighth blackbird)
Michael Maccaferri – clarinet (of eighth blackbird)
Lisa Kaplan – piano (of eighth blackbird)
Matthew Duvall – vibraphone and marimba (of eighth blackbird)

Oct
14
Tue
Matt Ulery’s ‘In the Ivory’ featuring eighth blackbird @ Littlefield
Oct 14 @ 8:00 PM

Also featuring:

Grazyna Auguscik

Zach Brock Quartet

Oct
16
Thu
Murder Ballades @ Peter Jay Sharp Building, Brooklyn Academy of Music Gilman Opera House, New York, NY
Oct 16 @ 7:30 PM

eighth blackbird will be performing Bryce Dessner’s Murder Ballades as a live music accompaniment for a performance by the L.A. Dance Project. The full program is as follows:

Reflections (2013)
Choreography by Benjamin Millepied in collaboration with the company
Music by David Lang
Visual concept by Barbara Kruger

Murder Ballades (2013)
Choreography by Justin Peck
Music by Bryce Dessner
Visual concept by Sterling Ruby

Quintett (1993)
Choreography by William Forsythe
Music by Gavin Bryars

Oct
17
Fri
Murder Ballades @ Peter Jay Sharp Building, Brooklyn Academy of Music Gilman Opera House, New York, NY
Oct 17 @ 7:30 PM

eighth blackbird will be performing Bryce Dessner’s Murder Ballades as a live music accompaniment for a performance by the L.A. Dance Project. The full program is as follows:

Reflections (2013)
Choreography by Benjamin Millepied in collaboration with the company
Music by David Lang
Visual concept by Barbara Kruger

Murder Ballades (2013)
Choreography by Justin Peck
Music by Bryce Dessner
Visual concept by Sterling Ruby

Quintett (1993)
Choreography by William Forsythe
Music by Gavin Bryars

Oct
18
Sat
Murder Ballades @ Peter Jay Sharp Building, Brooklyn Academy of Music Gilman Opera House, New York, NY
Oct 18 @ 7:30 PM

eighth blackbird will be performing Bryce Dessner’s Murder Ballades as a live music accompaniment for a performance by the L.A. Dance Project. The full program is as follows:

Reflections (2013)
Choreography by Benjamin Millepied in collaboration with the company
Music by David Lang
Visual concept by Barbara Kruger

Murder Ballades (2013)
Choreography by Justin Peck
Music by Bryce Dessner
Visual concept by Sterling Ruby

Quintett (1993)
Choreography by William Forsythe
Music by Gavin Bryars

Oct
26
Sun
Lecture/demonstration @ New England Conservatory; Boston, MA
Oct 26 @ 10:00 AM

Bryce Dessner: Murder Ballades 12′
I. Omie Wise
II. Young Emily
III. Wave the Sea
IV. Brushy Fork
Richard Reed Parry: Duet for Heart and Breath 5′
-intermission-
Gabriella Smith: Number Nine (2013)
Tom Johnson/Ligeti, arranged by Kaplan and Munro: Counting Duets/Etudes 25′
Counting Duet #1 (Johnson)
Fanfares (Ligeti, arr. by Kaplan)
Counting Duet #2 (Johnson)
En Suspens (Ligeti, arr. by Munro)
Counting Duet #3 (Johnson)
Entrelacs (Ligeti arr. by Kaplan)
Counting Duet #4 (Johnson)
Automne a Varsovie (Ligeti, arr. by Munro)

Nov
2
Sun
Chicago Humanities Festival: Conversation with Andrew Patner @ Museum of Contemporary Art
Nov 2 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

From the Chicago Humanities Festival website:

“Renowned for their unusual instrumentation and creative partnerships with today’s leading composers, Chicago’s eighth blackbird fuses musical virtuosity with the sensibility of avant-garde theater. Ensemble members Lisa Kaplan (piano) and Matthew Duvall (percussion) discuss their journey from the rehearsal rooms of Oberlin College to the world’s smartest and most sophisticated venues for contemporary classical music. Andrew Patner of 98.7 WFMT and the Chicago Sun-Times guides this conversation.”

Presented in partnership with 98.7 WFMT.

Nov
21
Fri
Still in Motion @ Davidson College; Davidson, NC
Nov 21 @ 8:00 PM

Bryce Dessner: Murder Ballades 12′
I. Omie Wise
II. Young Emily
III. Wave the Sea
IV. Brushy Fork
Richard Reed Parry: Duet for Heart and Breath 5′
-intermission-
Gabriella Smith: Number Nine (2013)
Tom Johnson/Ligeti, arranged by Kaplan and Munro: Counting Duets/Etudes 25′
Counting Duet #1 (Johnson)
Fanfares (Ligeti, arr. by Kaplan)
Counting Duet #2 (Johnson)
En Suspens (Ligeti, arr. by Munro)
Counting Duet #3 (Johnson)
Entrelacs (Ligeti arr. by Kaplan)
Counting Duet #4 (Johnson)
Automne a Varsovie (Ligeti, arr. by Munro)