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Eighth Blackbird

Musica Viva


Past Event

One Night Only

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    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 passion. This tour sees them delving into contemporary gems by Muhly, Dessner, Hearne and Andres, alongside a world premiere by Australian composer Holly Harrison.

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  • Credits

    Eighth Blackbird
    Flute Nathalie Joachim
    Clarinet Michael J Maccaferri
    Violin and Viola Yvonne Lam
    Cello Nicholas Photinos
    Percussion Matthew Duvall
    Piano Lisa Kaplan

    Program
    Muhly Doublespeak
    Dessner Murder Ballades
    Harrison New Work (world premiere)*
    Hearne By-By Huey
    Andres Checkered Shade

    *Commissioned for Musica Viva Australia with support from Geoff Stearn and the Hildegard Project.

    Presented by Musica Viva in association with Adelaide Festival. Tour supported by the Musica Viva Amadeus Society

    Images Saverio Truglia

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