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PIAF: Eighth Blackbird
- Date: Monday, 20 February 2017, 7:30pm
- Venue: Perth Concert Hall — 5 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA
- Series: This event is part of the Perth International Arts Festival 2017 series
- Tickets: A-Reserve: $80 - $92 | B-Reserve: $56 - $64 | C-Reserve: $37 - $43 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (08) 6488 5555
Rock stars of the classical world.
Described by the LA Times as a band of ‘super-musicians’, America’s Eighth Blackbird combines the finesse of a string quartet with the energy of a rock band.
This four-time Grammy Award-winning sextet revels in the works of contemporary classical music composers – played with love, virtuosity and a sense of adventure. This dynamic program features contemporary gems by Muhly, Dessner, Hearne and Andres, and a world premiere by Australian composer Holly Harrison.
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
Tour supported by the Musica Viva Amadeus Society
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 (08) 6488 2000
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 — World premiere|
— performed by Eighth Blackbird (Musical group)
- Performer Eighth Blackbird (Musical group)
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