Apr
15
Wed
University of Richmond Residency @ University of Richmond - Richmond, VA
Apr 15 – Apr 20 all-day
Apr
23
Thu
Contempo: UChicago Resident Ensembles Showcase @ Logan Center for the Arts - Chicago, IL
Apr 23 @ 7:30 PM

eighth blackbird
Pacifica Quartet
Julia Bentley, mezzo-soprano
Cliff Colnot, conductor

Francisco Castillo-Trigueros: Nealika
Michael LaCroix: Twelve Faces of the Emerald
David Gordon: Speaking in Tongues
Eric Brinkman: Sublimation
Yuan-Chen Li: Wandering Viewpoint

Apr
24
Fri
Still in Motion @ Old Town School of Folk Music - Chicago, IL
Apr 24 @ 8:00 PM

Timo Andres: Crashing Through Fences 
Lisa Kaplan: Whirligig
Bryce Dessner: Murder Ballades
- intermission -
Nico Muhly: Doublespeak
Songs of Love and Loss
I. Richard Reed Parry: Duet for Heart and Breath
II. Claudio Monteverdi (arr Tim Munro): Lamento della Ninfa
III. Carlo Gesualdo (arr Tim Munro): Moro, lasso al mio duolo
IV. Bon Iver (arr Lisa Kaplan): Babys
Andy Akiho: Erase

Apr
27
Mon
Curtis Residency @ Curtis Institute of Music - Philadelphia, PA
Apr 27 – May 2 all-day
May
1
Fri
eighth blackbird with Steve Mackey @ Curtis Institute of Music - Philadelphia, PA
May 1 @ 8:00 PM

Steve Mackey: Selections from Slide

1. Addiction
2. Depending
3. Lonely Motel

Steve Mackey: Physical Property

May
6
Wed
Contempo: Tomorrow’s Music Today I @ Logan Center for the Arts, Chicago, IL
May 6 @ 7:30 PM

Enjoy music by some of today’s finest young composers, performed by Contempo’s resident ensembles, eighth blackbird and the Pacifica Quartet, conducted by Cliff Colnot. Programs will include dissertation works by UChicago doctoral candidates in composition.

Works by Pierce Gradone, Timothy Page, and Jae-Goo Lee

May
9
Sat
Mountains and Waves Session One: Bryce Dessner’s Murder Ballades @ Milton Court Concert Hall - London, UK
May 9 @ 2:00 PM
Performing the UK premiere of Murder Ballades by Bryce Dessner, alongside other new pieces by contemporary composers.
This concert will also feature the UK premiere of Sufjan Stevens’ Round Up.
 
Mountains and Waves Session Three: In C @ Milton Court Concert Hall - London, UK
May 9 @ 7:30 PM
Performing alongside Bryce Dessner, Richard Reed Parry and Nico Muhly, in celebration of Terry Riley’s 80th birthday year.
This concert will also include Black Mountain Songs, a multi-arts project exploring the history of Black Mountain College, performed by Brooklyn Youth Chorus.
May
15
Fri
Contempo: Tomorrow’s Music Today II @ Ganz Hall - Chicago, IL
May 15 @ 7:30 PM

Enjoy music by some of today’s finest young composers, performed by Contempo’s resident ensembles, eighth blackbird and the Pacifica Quartet, conducted by Cliff Colnot. Programs will include dissertation works by UChicago doctoral candidates in composition.

Works by Kate Pukinskis, Philip Taylor, and Iddo Aharony

Performers to include Pacifica Quartet, eighth blackbird, Cliff Colnot, Nina Dante (soprano), Amanda DeBoer (soprano), Elisa Sutherland (mezzo-soprano)

Jun
24
Wed
Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival @ Great Lakes Festival - Bloomfield Hills, MI
Jun 24 – Jun 28 all-day