Concerts by Eighth Blackbird celebrate the joy of the new. 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.
On the program is Nico Muhly’s Doublespeak, which toys wittily with his familiar minimalist sound world, and Bryce Dessner’s (from indie pop band The National) enthralling contemporary pondering of violence and American identity, Murder Ballades. Holly Harrison is a bright new star in the Australian composition sky and her strikingly imaginative music has been commissioned for this tour. Ted Hearne’s intense work By-By Huey has self-destruction at its heart and Checkered Shade is described by composer Timo Andres as ‘a gradual zoom outward’ that coalesces to a delicately serene chorale.
DESSNER Murder Ballades
HARRISON New Work (World Premiere)*
HEARNE By-By Huey
ANDRES Checkered Shade
NATHALIE JOACHIM flutes
MICHAEL J MACCAFERRI clarinets
YVONNE LAM violin & viola
NICHOLAS PHOTINOS cello
MATTHEW DUVALL percussion
ADAM MARKS piano
UNDER 30 AND STUDENT RUSH TICKETS
- Under 30 tickets are $30 for anyone aged 30 years and under for Musica Viva concerts. A valid proof of ID must be presented.
- $15 Student Rush tickets are available at the box office an hour before each concert. A valid full-time student ID card must be presented upon purchase to receive the discount.
Concessions apply to full-time mature age students, means-tested Australian pensioners (Aged, Disability, Veteran’s Affairs and Supporting Parent), Seniors Card Holders WITH a government health care card, and all other Health Care card holders.
PRESENTED BY Musica Viva Australia in association with Perth International Arts Festival
*Commissioned for Musica Viva Australia with support from Geoff Stearn and the Hildegard Project
Tour supported by the Musica Viva Amadeus Society
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