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PIAF: Eighth Blackbird


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

Event Details

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.


MUHLY Doublespeak
DESSNER Murder Ballades
HARRISON Lobster Tales and Turtle Soup (World Premiere)*
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

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