Join the Aviary in 2019-20


Join the Aviary, a dynamic flock of funders who are propelling the birds into their third decade of world-class music making. With a 2019-20 acoustic touring program full of recently commissioned work, the upcoming recording of Michael Gordon/David Lang/Julia Wolfe’s Singing in the Dead of Night on Cedille Records, regional premieres of Pamela Z’s Ways of Looking at the Art Institute of Chicago and Cal Performances, ongoing residencies with young musicians across the country, and a full slate of fall events in Eighth Blackbird’s hometown of Chicago, now is the time to become part of Eighth Blackbird’s journey.

Your contribution will support:

  • Building 21st century repertoire with commissions of groundbreaking new work
  • Innovating performance with audacious programming and enhanced concerts
  • Collaborating with world class guest artists
  • Recording stellar new albums
  • Fostering future generations of artists with dynamic residencies and the Blackbird Creative Lab

The Aviary offers these benefits to all of its members

Phoenix ($25,000+)

  • Studio/house concert to be agreed upon with 8BB
  • Inclusion on emails, including logos when appropriate
  • Plus all the benefits below

Falcon ($10,000-24,999)

  • Invitation to dinner with the ensemble
  • Invitation to the Lab Donor Dinner
  • Plus all the benefits below

Ibis ($5,000 – 9,999)

  • Pair of tickets to 2 concerts of your choice this season
  • A private 8BB meet and greet & champagne toast
  • Plus all the benefits below

Kingfisher ($2,500-4,999)

  • A pair of premier tickets to any concert of your choice this season
  • Plus all the benefits below

Blackbird ($1,000-$2,499)

  • Invitation to VIP open studios for a sneak peek of new pieces OR a virtual meet and greet with ensemble members for non-local donors
  • A signed copy of new albums
    Plus all the benefits below

Cardinal ($500 – $999)

  • Invitations to special pre and post show receptions
  • Plus all the benefits below

Goldfinch ($250 – 499)

  • 8BB Tote
  • Plus all the benefits below

Starling ($100 – $249)

  • 10% Discount on merchandise
  • Inclusion in print donor listings
  • Plus all the benefits below

Hummingbird ($1-99)

  • Inclusion in online donor listings