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Musica Viva presents: Eighth Blackbird
February 28, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$30 – $133
“Professionalism and proficiency amplified by that indefinable X factor, charisma.” New York Times
Celebrate the joy of the new with Eighth Blackbird. The closest thing classical music has to a rock band, this ensemble – described by the LA Times as a collection of ‘supermusicians’ – revels in the work of living composers, played with love, virtuosity and enjoyment. This tour sees them delving into contemporary gems by Muhly, Dessner, Hearne and Andres, alongside a world premiere by Sydney composer Holly Harrison.
NATHALIE JOACHIM flutes
MICHAEL J MACCAFERRI clarinets
YVONNE LAM violin & viola
NICHOLAS PHOTINOS cello
MATTHEW DUVALL percussion
ADAM MARKS piano
DESSNER Murder Ballades
HARRISON Lobster Tales and Turtle Soup
HEARNE By-By Huey
ANDRES Checkered Shade
*Commissioned for Musica Viva Australia with support from Geoff Stearn and the Hildegard Project