Jeff Stern


8:30 PM20:30

Blackbird Creative Lab Reunion Concert

Rejoining members of Eighth Blackbird as an alumni of their inaugural Blackbird Creative Lab in concert. The program will feature highlights from The Lab, including two Chicago premieres of works by Danny Clay and Viet Cuong, as well as works by Ned McGowan, Kate Soper, Philippe Manoury, Jessie Marino and more.

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8:00 PM20:00

Pique Collective: Sonic Imagery

Pique presents a night of graphic scores, as stimulating for the eye as for the ear, opening with Igor C Silva's driving Smart Alienation for chamber ensemble and video playback. We will have two visual artists responding to our work in real-time for another level of inspired interpretation. The event is at Union's brewery with a visit from the Well Crafted Pizza food truck so tasty beer and food will be plentiful!

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to Sep 24

Five College Opera: The Scarlet Professor

  • Theatre 14 at Smith College (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A new opera composed by Eric Sawyer, with musical direction by Eduardo Leandro, based on the true story of a scandal revolving around the arrest of a closeted gay professor for possessing erotic magazines. Evening performances are Sept. 15, 16, 23 at 8pm, with Sunday matinees at 3pm on Sept. 17 and 24

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to Jun 24

Eighth Blackbird Creative Lab

I will join 23 other performers and 6 composition fellows along with an amazing faculty including Eighth Blackbird and some incredible guests for this inaugural two-week retreat in Ojai, CA. The festival will culminate in two concerts on June 23rd and 24th.

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12:30 PM12:30

Pique Brunchraiser

Pique presents small sets of new music sponsored by Bottoms Up Bagels to raise money for a couple upcoming projects. Eat free bagels and drink free mimosas while listening to music by Timo Andres, George Crumb, George Aperghis, Ted Hearne, and more.

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8:00 PM20:00

Mind on Fire debut

Mind on Fire unleashes in Baltimore with a program of heavy-hitting chamber orchestra works and re-works including the sounds of Julia Wolfe, James Young, Amy Beth Kirsten, and more.  Also on the line-up is Ted Hearne's furtive movements for drumset and cello, for which I'll join forces with Peter Kibbe

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to Mar 26

Peabody Dance Showcase

  • Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall (map)
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My Peabody Prep colleague, Adam Rosenblatt, and I will be performing arrangements of Andy Akiho's Karakurenai and John Cage's In a Landscape alongside new choreography by Peabody's Contemporary Dance director, Connie Dinapoli - shows are Saturday 3/25 at 7:30pm and Sunday 3/26 at 3pm

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