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Eighth Blackbird
Ensemble

Ensemble Members
Nathalie Joachim, Flute(s)
Michael Maccaferri, Clarinet(s)
Yvonne Lam, Violin/Viola
Nicholas Photinos, Cello
Matthew Duvall, Percussion
Lisa Kaplan, Piano
Contact
Kelley Dorhauer


Address
4045 N Rockwell
Chicago, IL, 60618
Phone
(847) 868-2171

Additional Info
Year Founded
1996
Repertoire
New Music
Size
Sextet
Instrumentation
Mixed
Management
David Lieberman Artists Representatives (Worldwide excluding Europe) + Hazard Chase Ltd (Europe)
Ensemble in
Residence
University of Richmond

Eighth Blackbird’s “super-musicians” (L.A. Times) combine the finesse of a string quartet, the energy of a rock band, and the audacity of a storefront theater company. Over the past 20 years, the group has commissioned and premiered hundreds of works. A long-term relationship with Chicago’s Cedille Records has produced four impressive Grammy Awards for: for strange imaginary animals (2008), Lonely Motel: Music from Slide (2011), Meanwhile (2013), and Filament (2015). Recipients of the prestigious 2016 MacArthur Award for Effective and Creative Institutions, Eighth Blackbird is ensemble-in-residence at the University of Richmond, Virginia, and the University of Chicago, and artist-in-residence at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.