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Amadinda and Eighth Blackbird in concert

Amadinda and Eighth Blackbird in concert

13th October, 2017
7.30 pm

Budapest Music Center — Concert Hall
The members of Amadinda:
Zoltán Rácz, Zoltán Váczi, Aurél Holló, Károly Bojtos
The members of Eighth Blackbird:
Nathalie Joachim – flute, Michael J. Maccaferri – clarinet, Yvonne Lam – violin, viola, Nicholas Photinos – cello, Matthew Duvall – percussion, Lisa Kaplan – piano
Sponsors:
National Cultural Fund

An event jointly organized with Budapest Music Center.

Ticket prices: 3000 Ft

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Eighth Blackbird

Amadinda and Eighth Blackbird in concert

  1. Lukas Ligeti: Incandescence – world premiere
  2. Steve Reich: Sextet
  3. Aurél Holló: 39 – The Manichaean’s Dream / beFORe JOHN3

  4. Ligeti: Touches bloquées – Etudes I, No. 3 (arranged by Eighth Blackbird)
  5. Ligeti: En Suspens – Etudes II, No. 11
  6. Ligeti: Ligeti: Fanfares – Etudes I, No. 4 – excerpt (arranged by Eighth Blackbird)
  7. Timo Andres: Checkered Shade
  8. Ned McGowan: Garden of Iniquitous Creatures

A quintet with an additional percussionist, the Chicago-based Eighth Blackbird was formed to accommodate the instrumentation of a classic piece of 20th-century modernism, Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire. They burst into the American musical scene in 1998, when they won the Concert Artists Guild’s competition.

The ensemble, which works in close collaboration with such other art forms as dance, theatre, production design and puppetry, has commissioned and premiered over a hundred new works, including compositions by David Lang, Steven Mackey and Missy Mazzoli. Their production of Double Sextet, which Steve Reich wrote for the group, won the Pulitzer Prize in 2009.

It is safe to say Eighth Blackbird – like Amadinda – have written musical history for the past two decades, and will continue to do so at the CAFe Budapest.

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