If anyone has anymore info on this residency, please share. I've only gotten a little bit of info, but I've heard there may be more things going on that weekend. Anyone have the scoop?:
Saturday, February 7, 2009 at 8 p.m. $30
Pre-concert talk by Alex Ross at 7 p.m.
Grammy Award-winning new music ensemble eighth blackbird brings the passion and excitement of modern classical music to the Bailey Center, performing Steve Reich’s “Double Sextet” and “singing in the dead of night” by composers David Lang, Michael Gordon and Julia Wolfe with stage direction by Susan Marshall. Described by The New Yorker as “friendly, unpretentious, idealistic and highly skilled,” eighth blackbird is widely lauded for its performing style – often playing from memory with virtuosic and theatrical flair – and its efforts to make new music accessible to wide audiences.
The evening begins with a pre-concert talk by Alex Ross, music critic for The New Yorker. Ross was the winner of the 2007 National Book Critics Circle Award in criticism and a finalist for the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for his book, “The Rest is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century.”
Alex Ross and eighth blackbird will be in residence at the KSU School of Music on February 6, 2009. Residency activities include lectures, panel discussions, and coaching with students and faculty, and are free and open to the public. For more information on how to participate, call 678-797-2555.
This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.