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Meadows Prize Winner eighth blackbird Continues Dallas Residency in February and March

The Grammy-winning new music ensemble returns for concerts with the Meadows Division of Music

eighth blackbird is the innovative musical ensemble that won the prestigious Meadows Prize artists’ residency in 2009-10. As a part of their residency, eighth blackbird has hosted concerts, workshops, and a symposium with Meadows students and local patrons over the past several months. The group returns to SMU Feb. 24-28 and Mar. 27-30 and will participate in two public concerts:

eighth blackbird Concert
What: eighth blackbird continues its residency at the Meadows School with a special collaborative concert. The program will feature Steve Reich’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Double Sextet, written on a commission from eighth blackbird, in which six outstanding students from the Division of Music will join the ensemble. The program will also include Workers Union: symphonic movement for any loud sounding of instruments (1975)and Stacey Bowers’ Pattern Study No. 2 (1976). Both of these minimalist works for unspecified instrumentation will feature a “mob” ensemble of students, faculty, and others who wish to join eighth blackbird in rehearsals and live performance.
When: Feb. 27 at 8 p.m.
Where: Caruth Auditorium in the Owen Arts Center, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on SMU campus,
Dallas (75205)
Cost: FREE
Info: Call 214-768-1951.


Meadows School concert directed by eighth blackbird
What:
eighth blackbird concludes its residency at the Meadows School of the Arts March 27-30. The group's final project with Meadows will feature innovative student performances of solo and ensemble repertoire selected and prepared under the direction of eighth blackbird.
When: Mar. 29 at 8 p.m.
Where: Caruth Auditorium in the Owen Arts Center, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on SMU campus,
Dallas (75205)
Cost: FREE
Info: Call 214-768-1951.

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