Eighth Blackbird Takes Flight at Arts Club of Chicago

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.

  • (Saverio Truglia / Eighth Blackbird)

    (Saverio Truglia / Eighth Blackbird)

  • (Saverio Truglia / Eighth Blackbird)

    (Saverio Truglia / Eighth Blackbird)

  • (Saverio Truglia / Eighth Blackbird)

    (Saverio Truglia / Eighth Blackbird)

  • (Saverio Truglia / Eighth Blackbird)

    (Saverio Truglia / Eighth Blackbird)

Members of Eighth Blackbird perform in our studio, and we'll have a discussion with Janine Mileaf of the Arts Club of Chicago and Nathalie Joachim of Eighth Blackbird.

Video: Eighth Blackbird performs "Composition as Explanation" by David Lang. Read an interview with Lang on our sister site, WFMT.


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