Calendar of Events

Jan
20
Sat
Blackbird Creative Lab Reunion Concert @ Constellation - Chicago, IL
Jan 20 @ 8:30 PM

Join Chicago super-group Eighth Blackbird as they present the alumni of their inaugural Blackbird Creative Lab in concert. The Blackbird Creative Lab is Eighth Blackbird’s tuition-free summer training program, set in Ojai, CA, created to inspire the next generation of performers and composers to champion a distinctive, dynamic and engaging performance aesthetic. The program will feature highlights from The Lab, including two Chicago premieres of works by Danny Clay and Viet Cuong, commissioned by Elizabeth and Justus Schlichting for the Blackbird Creative Lab. Other works include music by Ned McGowan, Kate Soper, Philippe Manoury, Jessie Marino and more.

Jan
21
Sun
Blackbird Creative Lab Reunion Concert @ Constellation - Chicago, IL
Jan 21 @ 7:30 PM

Join Chicago super-group Eighth Blackbird as they present the alumni of their inaugural Blackbird Creative Lab in concert. The Blackbird Creative Lab is Eighth Blackbird’s tuition-free summer training program, set in Ojai, CA, created to inspire the next generation of performers and composers to champion a distinctive, dynamic and engaging performance aesthetic. The program will feature highlights from The Lab, including two Chicago premieres of works by Danny Clay and Viet Cuong, commissioned by Elizabeth and Justus Schlichting for the Blackbird Creative Lab. Other works include music by Ned McGowan, Kate Soper, Philippe Manoury, Jessie Marino and more.

Feb
2
Fri
UChicago Presents: Eighth Blackbird with Amadinda @ Logan Center for the Arts - Chicago, IL
Feb 2 @ 7:30 PM

Amadinda joins us once more for a performance at University of Chicago. In connection with UChicago’s Ligeti Series, we’ll be paying homage to György Ligeti with selected arrangements of his piano etudes, along with a co-commissioned work by Lukas Ligeti. The program also features works by Steve Reich.

Feb
3
Sat
Celebrity Series of Boston @ Sanders Theatre - Cambridge, MA
Feb 3 @ 8:00 PM

We’re heading to Boston for the Boston Celebrity Series. The program will feature works by David Lang, Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner, and Ned McGowan.

Feb
22
Thu
Olagón @ Wallace Theater - Princeton, NJ
Feb 22 @ 8:00 PM

We’re heading to Princeton for a performance of our newest work, Olagón: A Cantata in Doublespeak.

Olagón is a new, evening-length work, developed through collaborations with composer/fiddler Dan Trueman, vocalist Iarla Ó Lionáird of the contemporary Irish supergroup The Gloaming, and Pulitzer-Prize winning poet Paul Muldoon, along with stage direction by Mark DiChiazza.

For more information on Olagón, visit www.olagon.org.

Lead support for Olagón: A Cantata in Doublespeak is provided by the Poetry Foundation, with additional support from the University of RichmondIrish Arts Center, and the Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation.

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.

Feb
23
Fri
Olagón @ Wallace Theater - Princeton, NJ
Feb 23 @ 8:00 PM

We’re heading to Princeton for a performance of our newest work, Olagón: A Cantata in Doublespeak.

Olagón is a new, evening-length work, developed through collaborations with composer/fiddler Dan Trueman, vocalist Iarla Ó Lionáird of the contemporary Irish supergroup The Gloaming, and Pulitzer-Prize winning poet Paul Muldoon, along with stage direction by Mark DiChiazza.

For more information on Olagón, visit www.olagon.org.

Lead support for Olagón: A Cantata in Doublespeak is provided by the Poetry Foundation, with additional support from the University of RichmondIrish Arts Center, and the Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation.

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.

Feb
24
Sat
Olagón @ Wallace Theater - Princeton, NJ
Feb 24 @ 8:00 PM

We’re heading to Princeton for a performance of our newest work, Olagón: A Cantata in Doublespeak.

Olagón is a new, evening-length work, developed through collaborations with composer/fiddler Dan Trueman, vocalist Iarla Ó Lionáird of the contemporary Irish supergroup The Gloaming, and Pulitzer-Prize winning poet Paul Muldoon, along with stage direction by Mark DiChiazza.

For more information on Olagón, visit www.olagon.org.

Lead support for Olagón: A Cantata in Doublespeak is provided by the Poetry Foundation, with additional support from the University of RichmondIrish Arts Center, and the Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation.

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.

Feb
26
Mon
Princeton Sound Kitchen @ Taplin Auditorium - Princeton, NJ
Feb 26 @ 8:00 PM
Feb
28
Wed
UW Eau Claire @ Gantner Hall - Eau Claire, WI
Feb 28 @ 7:30 PM

We’re heading to University of Wisconsin Eau Claire to perform a program of favorites from Hand Eye and Filament, along with works by David Lang, György Ligeti, and Ned McGowan.

Mar
3
Sat
University of Wisconsin Union @ Shannon Hall - Madison, WI
Mar 3 @ 7:30 PM

We’re heading to the beautiful University of Wisconsin Union to perform a program of favorites from Hand Eye and Filament, along with works by David Lang, György Ligeti, and Ned McGowan.

 

Mar
8
Thu
Vail Series @ Swasey Chapel - Granville, OH
Mar 8 @ 7:00 PM

We’re heading to Granville, Ohio for a performance through The Vail Series. The program will feature favorites from Hand Eye and Filament, along with works by David Lang, György Ligeti, and Ned McGowan.

 

Mar
10
Sat
Eighth Blackbird @ Delaware Museum of Art - Wilmington, DE
Mar 10 all-day
Mar
23
Fri
Olagón @ Modlin Center for the Arts - Richmond, VA
Mar 23 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Olagón: A Cantata in Doublespeak is a new, evening-length work, developed through collaborations with composer/fiddler Dan Trueman, vocalist Iarla Ó Lionáird of the contemporary Irish supergroup The Gloaming, and Pulitzer-Prize winning poet Paul Muldoon, along with stage direction by Mark DiChiazza.

For more information on Olagón, visit www.olagon.org.

Lead support for Olagón: A Cantata in Doublespeak is provided by the Poetry Foundation, with additional support from the University of RichmondIrish Arts Center, and the Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation.

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.

Apr
6
Fri
Steve Reich Festival @ Corson Auditorium - Interlochen, MI
Apr 6 @ 7:30 PM

In celebration of Interlochen’s Steve Reich Festival, we’ll be joining Third Coast Percussion for a performance of Music for 18 Musicians and Sextet.

Apr
19
Thu
Sonoma State University @ Weill Hall - Rohnert Park, CA
Apr 19 @ 7:30 PM

We visit the Green Music Center in Sonoma, CA for a performance of works from Hand Eye.

Apr
21
Sat
CAP UCLA @ The Theatre at ACE Hotel - Los Angeles, CA
Apr 21 @ 8:00 PM

We visit the Theatre at the Ace Hotel at UCLA for a performance of our program Coming Together, featuring collaborations with Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy.

Apr
23
Mon
Denver Friends of Chamber Music @ Gates Hall - Denver, CO
Apr 23 @ 7:30 PM

We’re heading to Denver for a performance of Hand Eye through Friends of Chamber Music.

Apr
27
Fri
Cincinnati Ballet @ Aronoff Center for the Arts - Cincinnati, OH
Apr 27 @ 8:00 PM

We join the Cincinnati Ballet for three performances as part of the Ballet’s “Bold Moves” series.

Apr
28
Sat
Cincinnati Ballet @ Aronoff Center for the Arts - Cincinnati, OH
Apr 28 @ 2:00 PM

We join the Cincinnati Ballet for three performances as part of the Ballet’s “Bold Moves” series.

Cincinnati Ballet @ Aronoff Center for the Arts - Cincinnati, OH
Apr 28 @ 8:00 PM

We join the Cincinnati Ballet for three performances as part of the Ballet’s “Bold Moves” series.