Over the past 20 years, Chicago’s Eighth Blackbird has earned a reputation for being an energetic ensemble of classical contemporary music.
This year they won a MacArthur Award and their fourth Grammy Award for the recording "Filament," released on the local label Cedille Records.
On Saturday, they perform a free public show at the Arts Club of Chicago, which celebrates its centennial with an open house from noon-5 p.m.
Video: Eighth Blackbird performs "Composition as Explanation" by David Lang. Read an interview with Lang on our sister site, WFMT.
Oct. 6: Lyric Opera’s principal conductor and one of the stars currently on stage join us in conversation and song.
Oct. 4: The 11th annual festival is underway. Get a preview of this year's artists and hear a performance by guitarist Iliana Matos.
July 12: Picasso, Miro, and now the latest acquisition of the Arts Club of Chicago as it marks its centennial year.