Jun
25
Tue
Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival
Jun 25 – Jun 30 all-day
Jun
26
Wed
Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival Concert #1 @ St. Hugo of the Hills - Bloomfield Hills, MI
Jun 26 @ 7:30 pm

Sounds of Future’s Past
Sponsored by James Tocco
John Novacek, Philip Setzer, Lawrence Power, Paul Watkins, Callisto Quartet, Blackbird Creative Lab (~Nois, Juxtatonal and The Furies), Eighth Blackbird

Join us for a celebration of the past, present and future of composition featuring the Callisto Quartet’s world premiere performance of a work by Stone Composer Fellow Annika K. Socolofsky; Brahms’ Piano Quartet No. 3 featuring Philip Setzer, Lawrence Power, Paul Watkins and John Novacek; and selections from some of contemporary music’s most applauded composers performed by modern-classical superstars, Eighth Blackbird.

PRELUDE: LIGETI | String Quartet No. 1

Callisto Quartet

ANNIKA KALE SOCOLOFSKY |the meantime (WORLD PREMIERE)
BRAHMS | Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor, Op. 60
LUDWIG | Josquin Microludes
NEUWIRTH | …ad auras…in memoriam H.
DEWHIRST | #nofilter
CUONG | Electric Aroma

Jun
27
Thu
Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival Concert #2 @ St. Hugo of the Hills - Bloomfield Hills, MI
Jun 27 @ 7:30 pm

Re-Generations
James Tocco, Leila Josefowicz, Philip Setzer, Lawrence Power, Paul Watkins, Blackbird Creative Lab (~Nois, Juxtatonal and The Furies), Eighth Blackbird, Ivalas Quartet, Thalea String Quartet

Eighth Blackbird returns for a performance of all things contemporary featuring works by Stone Composer-in-Residence Sarah Kirkland Snider, Annika Kale Socolofsky and Viet Cuong. Plus, witness a Festival showstopper as Leila Josefowicz, Philip Setzer, Lawrence Power, Paul Watkins and members from the Thalea String Quartet and Eighth Blackbird combine for a cross-generational performance of Shostakovich’s Two Pieces for String Octet.

PRELUDE: SHOSTAKOVICH | String Quartet No. 3 in F major, Op. 73
Thalea String Quartet

DVOŘÁK | Waltzes, Op. 54
SNIDER | Chrysalis
SOCOLOFSKY | Who Am I To Say?
SNIDER | You Are Free
SOCOLOFSKY | Don’t Say a Word
CUONG | Prized Possessions
BRAHMS | Trio for Clarinet (Viola), Cello and Piano in A minor, Op. 114
SHOSTAKOVICH | Two Pieces for String Octet, Op. 11

Jun
28
Fri
Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival Concert #3 @ Holding House - Detroit, MI
Jun 28 @ 7:30 pm

Audio/Visual

Sponsored by High Wire Lab
Eighth Blackbird, Blackbird Creative Lab

Join Eighth Blackbird for a celebration of the Blackbird Creative Lab, a summer program Eighth Blackbird initiated in 2017. Eighth Blackbird will be joined by three lab alumni groups — ~Nois, Juxtatonal (who formed at the Lab in 2017) and The Furies — in a performance featuring several lab alumni composers who represent some of the most innovative and appealing voices of a new generation: Gemma Peacocke, Molly Joyce, Nina Shekhar, Fjola Evans and Danny Clay. The evening will start with Björk’s The Pleasure is All Mine and culminate in a performance of Julius Eastman’s seminal 1971 work, Stay On It, performed by everyone.

 

BJÖRK | The Pleasure is All Mine
PEACOCKE | Dwalm
PEACOCKE | Cicada
JOYCE | Less is More
CLAY/PARK/PARK | Opposites
SHEKHAR | Food Fight
EVANS | Eroding
EASTMAN | Stay On It