Contempo provides sterling advocacy for new works by young composers

CHICAGO CLASSICAL REVIEW
Sat May 11, 2013 at 7:14 pm
By Gerald Fisher

eighth blackbird performed at Friday night’s Contempo program at the University of Chicago.

A capacity audience packed tiny Fulton Hall on the University of Chicago campus Friday night for the performance by two legendary institutions of contemporary music—the eclectic Chicago-based sextet eighth blackbird and the enterprising Pacifica Quartet, currently centered in Bloomington Indiana.

Both ensembles were on fine form as they performed three pieces newly written by U of C composition students.  The concert confirmed yet again that whatever these artists play they always play well.

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