Eighth Blackbird

Monday, April 23, 2018, 7:30 pm
Tickets:  $40/$10 for 30 years or younger

Since its formation in 1996, Grammy Award-winning Eighth Blackbird has excelled at shaking up the classical world and injecting fun into everything it does. The Chicago-based sextet returns for its third appearance on our series, offering a compelling mix of new music ranging from the raucous to the reflective.  Click here to see images of the works that inspired the six "Hand Eye" compositions featured on this program.

“One of the smartest, most dynamic contemporary classical ensembles on the planet”  — Chicago Tribune

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Pre-Concert Discussion

We hope you will join us for a lively pre-concert discussion beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Gates Concert Hall.  Catherine Beeson, Director of Community Education Programs and Assistant Principal Violist for the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, will moderate this talk with members of Eighth Blackbird.

Worried about seating?  Patrons attending the pre-concert talk will be allowed to stay in the hall and move the their favorite seats immediately following the talk.

Eighth Blackbird:  Special Event at the Clyfford Still Museum
Sunday, April 22, 6:00 p.m.
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  • Timo Andres: Checkered Shade
  • Christopher Cerrone: South Catalina
  • Robert Honstein: Conduit
  • Andrew Norman: Mine, Mime, Meme
  • Ted Hearne: By-By Huey
  • Jacob Cooper: Cast

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