Eighth Blackbird

Eighth Blackbird

A Virtual Residency with

Eighth Blackbird

November 6 - 7, 2020 

portraits of Eighth Blackbird ensemble members with logo

Eighth Blackbird moves music forward through innovative performance, advocacy for music by living composers, and its legacy of guiding an emerging generation of musicians. Join us for a pair of virtual workshops with these remarkable artists! 


VIRTUAL MASTERCLASS


Friday, November 6th, 2020

7:30 PM EST • Advanced Registration Required

Eighth Blackbird will observe virtual performances by members of the Rowan University student ensembles, providing feedback and engaging discussion. Free and open to the public.

Register for the Masterclass

Program & Performers:

Antonín Dvořák – String Quintet, No. 2, Op. 77 (mvt. I)

Alex Covelli, Violin I

Martin Juarez, Violin II

Ian Hipps, Viola

Rafael Alvarez, Cello

Matthew Kaefer, Double Bass

Viviana Dal Santo - Se vuelve antes el alma… (mm. 1-64)

Noah Avis, Alto Saxophone

Thomas Reilly – Two Sketches for String Quartet and Jazz Combo ("Prelude" – "Sincerity" – "Ben’s Dream")*

Luis Ozoria, Trumpet

Thomas Reilly, Vibraphone

Matthew Kaefer, Double Bass

Zachary Gormley, Percussion

Alex Covelli, Violin I

Martin Juarez, Violin II

Glenn Kornegay, Viola

Rafael Alvarez, Cello

*Composer Thomas Reilly studies Music Composition at Rowan University. Two Sketches was composed for performance at this masterclass with Eighth Blackbird.


VIRTUAL LECTURE-DEMONSTRATION and Q&A


Saturday, November 7th, 2020

2:00 PM EST • Advanced Registration Required

Eighth Blackbird will engage the public in an intimate lecture-demonstration, sharing insights of growing and managing a successful chamber music ensemble, and what they've learned about staying connected to their form while in quarantine. Questions welcome. Free and open to the public.

Register for the Lecture-Demo