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June 27, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sponsored by the Isabel F. Smith & Ralph L. Smith Foundation in Memory of Dr. Claire Smith Hornung

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.

All preludes begin 45 minutes prior to the performance.

PRELUDE: SHOSTAKOVICH | String Quartet No. 3 in F major, Op. 73
      Thalea String Quartet

DVOŘÁK | Waltzes, Op. 54
SNIDER | Chrysalis
SNIDER | You Are Free
SOCOLOFSKY | Don’t Say a Word
CUONG | Prized Possessions
BRAHMS | Trio for Clarinet (Viola), Cello and Piano in A minor, Op. 114
SHOSTAKOVICH | Two Pieces for String Octet, Op. 11


TICKETS: General $42 | 35 & Younger $12

Date: June 27, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Event CategorySubscription
Venue Name: St. Hugo of the Hills
Address: 2215 Opdyke Rd.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304 United States

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Phone: 248-644-5460