The Grammy-award winning ensemble Eighth Blackbird is in town this week, performing a new work “Olagón” Friday night (3/23) in the Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond. The work is an evening-length collaboration between Eighth Blackbird, composer/fiddler Dan Trueman, vocalist Iarla Ó Lionáird of the contemporary Irish supergroup The Gloaming, and Pulitzer-Prize winning poet Paul Muldoon.
Eighth Blackbird is now in their 14th year as the Ensemble-in-Residence at the University of Richmond. Clarinetist Michael Maccaferri and cellist Nicholas Photinos stopped by our studios to discuss this exciting performance with me and we shared some excerpts. Enjoy!
Yours in good music,
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