Calendar of Events

Oct
19
Thu
Eighth Blackbird with the Philadelphia Orchestra @ Verizon Hall
Oct 19 @ 7:30 PM

We join the Philadelphia Orchestra for three performances of Jennifer Higdon’s concerto On a Wire.

Oct
20
Fri
Eighth Blackbird with the Philadelphia Orchestra @ Verizon Hall
Oct 20 @ 2:00 PM

We join the Philadelphia Orchestra for three performances of Jennifer Higdon’s concerto On a Wire.

Oct
21
Sat
Eighth Blackbird with the Philadelphia Orchestra @ Verizon Hall
Oct 21 @ 7:30 PM

We join the Philadelphia Orchestra for three performances of Jennifer Higdon’s concerto On a Wire.

Dec
4
Mon
Olagón Preview at the Poetry Foundation @ Poetry Foundation
Dec 4 @ 7:00 PM

Come hear excerpts from out newest work, Olagón ahead of its premiere later in December.

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.

This production is generously supported by Olagón’s Lead Commissioner, The Poetry Foundation.

Dec
5
Tue
Olagón Preview at Shirley Welsh Ryan Opera Theater @ Shirley Welsh Ryan Opera Theater
Dec 5 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Come hear a semi-staged preview performance of Dan Trueman’s Olagón.

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.

This production is generously supported by Olagón’s Lead Commissioner, The Poetry Foundation.

Dec
8
Fri
Chicago Premiere of Olagón at Victory Gardens Theater @ Victory Gardens Theater
Dec 8 @ 7:30 PM

We’re thrilled to announce the Chicago Premiere of our newest work, Olagón.

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.

This production is generously supported by Olagón’s Lead Commissioner, The Poetry Foundation.

Dec
9
Sat
Chicago Premiere of Olagón at Victory Gardens Theater @ Victory Gardens Theater
Dec 9 @ 7:30 PM

We’re thrilled to announce the Chicago Premiere of our newest work, Olagón.

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.

This production is generously supported by Olagón’s Lead Commissioner, The Poetry Foundation.

Feb
2
Fri
UChicago Presents: Eighth Blackbird with Amadinda @ Logan Center for the Arts
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 and selections from Hand Eye.

Feb
3
Sat
Celebrity Series of Boston @ Sanders Theatre
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
28
Wed
Eighth Blackbird at UW Eau Claire @ Gantner Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center
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
Eighth Blackbird at University of Wisconsin Union @ Shannon Hall
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 Presents: Eighth Blackbird @ Swasey Chapel
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
23
Fri
Olagón @ Modlin Center for the Arts @ Modlin Center for the Arts
Mar 23 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

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.

This production is generously supported by Olagón’s Lead Commissioner, The Poetry Foundation.

Apr
6
Fri
Steve Reich Festival featuring Eighth Blackbird and Third Coast Percussion @ Corson Auditorium
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
Eighth Blackbird at Sonoma State University @ Weill Hall
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 Presents: Eighth Blackbird @ The Theatre at ACE Hotel
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
Friends of Chamber Music Presents: Eighth Blackbird @ Gates Hall
Apr 23 @ 7:30 PM

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

Apr
27
Fri
Eighth Blackbird with the Cincinnati Ballet @ Aronoff Center for the Arts
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
Eighth Blackbird with the Cincinnati Ballet @ Aronoff Center for the Arts
Apr 28 @ 2:00 PM

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

Eighth Blackbird with the Cincinnati Ballet @ Aronoff Center for the Arts
Apr 28 @ 8:00 PM

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