Join the Aviary


Join the Aviary, a dynamic family of funders who are propelling the birds into their third decade of world-class music making. With a new 2018-19 acoustic touring program full of recently commissioned work, the upcoming recording of David Lang/Gertrude Stein’s composition as explanation on Cedille Records, a world premiere from Pamela Z at the LA Phil’s Noon to Midnight series, ongoing residencies with young musicians across the country, a series of regional showcases with Blackbird Creative Lab fellows, and a full slate of events including spring Chicago concerts, 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 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 meet and greet with 8BB, a 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