Jun
28
7:30 PM19:30

Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival: Audio/Visual

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.

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Jun
27
7:30 PM19:30

Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival: 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.

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Jun
26
7:30 PM19:30

Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival: Sounds of Future's Past

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.

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Jun
23
1:00 PM13:00

Night Out in the Park with Eighth Blackbird

Chicago-based four-time GRAMMY award-winning new music sextet Eighth Blackbird, brings NOIS saxophone quartet and Juxtatonal voice and cello duo, two alumni ensembles from the Blackbird Creative Lab, to Englewood and Garfield Park for all-ages afternoon concerts. Each performance includes time to interact with the musicians and a chance to learn more about neighborhood music initiatives for youth and adults. The Englewood post-concert conversation will focus on older youth and young adults interested in pursuing music study and careers.

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Jun
22
3:00 PM15:00

Night Out in the Park with Eighth Blackbird

Chicago-based four-time GRAMMY award-winning new music sextet Eighth Blackbird, brings NOIS saxophone quartet and Juxtatonal voice and cello duo, two alumni ensembles from the Blackbird Creative Lab, to Englewood and Garfield Park for all-ages afternoon concerts. Each performance includes time to interact with the musicians and a chance to learn more about neighborhood music initiatives for youth and adults. The Englewood post-concert conversation will focus on older youth and young adults interested in pursuing music study and careers.

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Music of Lee Hyla
Mar
15
6:30 PM18:30

Music of Lee Hyla

With influences ranging from James Brown and Captain Beefheart to Beethoven, American composer Lee Hyla wrote visceral classical music driven by energetic rhythms and extreme timbral landscapes. Five years after his death, Hyla remains an important figure in the NYC, Boston, and Chicago scenes, although his music is not often performed.

On Friday, March 15, Bryan Hayslett presents a rare performance of Hyla’s chamber works including cello that shows the breadth of the composer’s style with pieces written throughout his career. The program includes piano trios such as Mother Popcorn Revisited based on a James Brown song, string duos, and a solo written at the beginning of his career, culminating with an iconic trio for cello, piano, and percussion titled Dream of Innocent III.

Featuring Bryan Hayslett (cello) with Tristan McKay and Robert Fleitz (piano), Jess Tsang (percussion), Michiko Theurer and Paul Hauer (violins), Hannah Levinson (viola)

Mother Popcorn Revisited (2009)

Amnesia Redux (2002)

How Was Your Weekend? (1994)

Amore Scaduto (2008)

Dream of Innocent III (1987)

Tickets $20 cash at the door.

The Stone is located in The New School Glass Box Theatre at 55 west 13th St, near 6th ave.

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May
6
6:30 PM18:30

Spring Tour- Appleton WI

Cellist Bryan Hayslett and pianist Joseph Hauer present a program of music by Chopin, Beethoven, and Hyla, including a newly commissioned solo cello work by Daniel Felsenfeld. 

Concert located in the Pusey Room of the Warch Center at Lawrence University. 

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