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Eighth Blackbird

Event

Eighth Blackbird

  • Date: Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 7pm
  • Venue: Melbourne Recital Centre, Elisabeth Murdoch Hall — Cnr Southbank Blvd & Sturt St, Southbank, VIC
  • Series: This event is part of the Musica Viva International Concert Season 2017 series
  • Tickets: Adult: $113-$52 | Concession: $116-$45 | Under 30: $30 (booking fees apply) — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (03) 9699 3333

Event Details

‘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.

Presented by Musica Viva Australia

MUHLY
Doublespeak

DESSNER
Murder Ballades

HARRISON
Lobster Tales and Turtle Soup (World Premiere)*
Commissioned for Musica Viva with support from Geoff Stearn and the Hildegard Project

HEARNE
By-By Huey

ANDRES
Checkered Shade

Featured non-Australian music: Muhly, Dessner, Hearne, Andres

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (03) 9699 3333

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