Ensemble-in-Residence eighth blackbird Performs Saturday Night Concert
January 29, 2008
January 29, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. - The DePauw University School of Music's ensemble-in-residence for the current academic year, eighth blackbird, will present a concert on campus this Saturday, February 2. The 7:30 p.m. performance in the Green Center for the Performing Arts' Kresge Auditorium is presented without admission charge and the public is invited.
Described by New Yorker as "friendly, unpretentious, idealistic and highly skilled," eighth blackbird is returning to DePauw for third of four visits during their 2007-2008 residency sponsored by the Elizabeth P. Allen Distinguished University Professorship Fund. The sextet -- composed of flutes, violin/viola, clarinets, cello, piano, and percussion -- has been featured in the New York Times, and on NPR's All Things Considered, Bloomberg TV's Muse, and CBS' Sunday Morning. "Eighth blackbird's performances are the picture of polish and precision, and they seem to be thoroughly engaged by music in a broad range of contemporary styles," opined the Times.
The weeklong visit by eighth blackbird will include master classes, classes, and Saturday's concert. The ensemble will return April 23-25 as part of the 2nd annual Microfest.
The DePauw residency of eighth blackbird was noted in an October 21, 2007 story in the Chicago Sun-Times.
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