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- Date: Thursday, 2 March 2017, 7:30pm
- Venue: Newcastle Conservatorium Concert Hall — The University of Newcastle, Cnr Auckland St and Gibson St, Newcastle, NSW
- Series: This event is part of the Musica Viva International Concert Season 2017 series
- Tickets: Adult: $92-$64 | Concession: $80-$56 | Under 30: $30 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on 1800 688 482
"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 (World Premiere)*
HEARNE By-By Huey
ANDRES Checkered Shade
*Commissioned for Musica Viva Australia with support from Geoff Stearn and the Hildegard Project
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 (02) 8394 6666
Featured Australian Works
|Lobster tales and turtle soup : for flute/piccolo, clarinet in Bb/bass clarinet, violin, cello, percussion, and piano (2016) by Holly Harrison|
— performed by Eighth Blackbird (Musical group)
- Performer Eighth Blackbird (Musical group)
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