Mar
1
Sun
Contempo at 50: Now and Then II @ Logan Center for the Arts - Chicago, IL
Mar 1 @ 3:00 PM

Earl Kim: Now and Then

Gunther Schuller: Four Adventures (world premiere)

Howard Sandroff: Chants des Femmes

Sofia Gubaidulina: Pilgrimage of Four (world premiere)

Helen Grime: Entwined Channels for two pianos

Mar
4
Wed
Still in Motion @ Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango, Sala de Conciertos - Bogotá, Colombia
Mar 4 @ 7:30 PM

Muhly: Doublespeak
Ligeti: Counting Duets/Johnson

INTERMISSION

Monteverdi/Gesualto/Bon Iver: Songs of Love and Loss
Kaplan: whirligig
Lang: These Broken Wings

Mar
10
Tue
Still in Motion @ Cemal Resit Ray Concert Hall - Istanbul, Turkey
Mar 10 @ 8:00 PM

Bryce Dessner: Murder Ballades
Tim Munro: Last Exit
David Little: and the sky was still there (2010)
Gabriella Smith: Number Nine (2013)
Nico Muhly: Doublespeak (2012) for sextet
Richard Reed Parry: Duet for Heart and Breath (2012)
Bon Iver, arr. by Kaplan: Babys (2013)
David Lang: these broken wings 3 (2008)

Mar
15
Sun
Lecture/Demonstration @ College of William and Mary - Williamsburg, VA
Mar 15 @ 8:00 PM

Department of Music Artist-in-Residence eighth blackbird will hold a blended performance and lecture drawing on the group’s current touring programs.

Bryce Dessner: Murder Ballades (2013)
I. Omie Wise
II. Young Emily
III. Wave the Sea
IV. Brushy Fork

Tom Johnson/Ligeti, arranged by Kaplan and Munro: Counting Duets/Etudes
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)

Mar
16
Mon
University of Richmond Residency @ University of Richmond - Richmond, VA
Mar 16 – Mar 20 all-day
Mar
21
Sat
eighth blackbird with Michael Ward-Bergeman @ Symphony Space - New York, NY
Mar 21 @ 8:00 PM

Program to include:

Michael Ward-Bergeman: Barbeich
Bryce Dessner: Murder Ballades
songs of love and loss
set of 3 traditional songs arranged by Michael Ward-Bergeman
1. arr. of Mardi Gras
2. arr. of St James Infirmary
3. arr. of Mississippi

 

Mar
23
Mon
Curtis Residency @ Curtis Institute of Music - Philadelphia, PA
Mar 23 – Mar 27 all-day
Mar
30
Mon
Penn State Residency @ Penn State University - State College, PA
Mar 30 – Apr 3 all-day
Apr
2
Thu
Still in Motion @ Schwab Auditorium - University Park, PA
Apr 2 @ 7:30 PM

Tom Johnson/Ligeti, arranged by Kaplan and Munro: Counting Duets/Etudes
Counting Duet TBD (Johnson)
Ligeti Etude TBD (Ligeti, arr. by Kaplan)
Counting Duet TBD (Johnson)
Ligeti Etude TBD (Ligeti, arr. by Munro)
Counting Duet TBD (Johnson)
Ligeti Etude TBD (Ligeti arr. by Kaplan)
Counting Duet TBD (Johnson)
Ligeti Etude TBD (Ligeti, arr. by Munro)
Richard Reed Parry: Duet for Heart and Breath (2012)
Aaron Jay Kernis: Pieces of Winter Sky (2012)
- intermission -
Gabriella Smith: Number Nine (2013)
Sean Griffin: Pattycake
Bryce Dessner: selections from Murder Ballades (2013)
I. Omie Wise
II. Young Emily
III. Wave the Sea
IV. Brushy Fork

Apr
7
Tue
Interlochen Academy Residency @ Interlochen Academy - Traverse City, MI
Apr 7 – Apr 10 all-day
Apr
9
Thu
eighth blackbird Collaborative Project @ Corson Auditorium - Traverse City, MI
Apr 9 @ 7:30 PM
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
Apr
27
Mon
Curtis Residency @ Curtis Institute of Music - Philadelphia, PA
Apr 27 – May 2 all-day
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
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)