Jan
12
Mon
Interlochen Academy Residency @ Interlochen Academy - Interlochen, MI
Jan 12 – Jan 14 all-day
Jan
17
Sat
Still in Motion @ Rackham Auditorium - Ann Arbor, MI
Jan 17 @ 8:00 PM
Jan
24
Sat
Contempo at 50: Now and Then @ Logan Center for the Arts - Chicago, IL
Jan 24 @ 7:30 PM

Under Artistic Director Shulamit Ran, Contempo curates the bold visions of today’s most innovative composers.

“Contempo concerts are… a winning combination of intriguing music and superb performance.”− 
The Chicago Sun Times

6:30 PM Contempo Commissions: Roundtable Conversations

Artists:

eighth blackbird
Pacifica Quartet
Cliff Colnot, conductor
Stephen Burns, trumpet
Andrew Nogal, oboe, english horn
Karl Rzasa, bassoon
Julia Filson, horn
Minghuan Xu, violin
David Scholl, bass
Anthony Cheung, piano
Alison Attar, harp
Sharon Harms, soprano

Program:

Lee Hyla: Wave (wolrd premiere, in memoriam: 1952-2014)
Shulamit Ran: 
Perfect Storm
Ralph Shapey: 
Concertante No. 1 for trumpet and 10 players
Huck Hodge: piano quintet
John Eaton: The End of It 
(world premiere)

Jan
25
Sun
University of Richmond Residency @ University of Richmond - Richmond, VA
Jan 25 – Jan 30 all-day
Feb
7
Sat
Still in Motion @ Jones Playhouse - Seattle, WA
Feb 7 @ 7:30 PM
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
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
Apr 7 – Apr 10 all-day
Apr
9
Thu
eighth blackbird Collaborative Project @ Corson Auditorium - Interlochen, 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
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)