Eighth Blackbird

When: Fri., Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m. 2012

You could be forgiven for thinking (hoping!) that the new-music sextet Eighth Blackbird had moved from Chicago to Kansas City. In the days leading up to the ensemble's KC Symphony appearance a couple of weeks back, Instagram silliness lit up its Twitter feed, and rehearsals looked from the outside a little like a Monkees episode. But return to the Windy City (and a vigorous tour schedule) the chamber group must, so don't miss tonight's 7:30 performance, an intimate bookend to that Kauffman Center gig. With mezzo-soprano Katherine Calcamuggio as guest, the Grammy winners open scores by Bermel, Muhly, Mackey, Ligeti and Corigliano. See conservatory.umkc.edu for details (including information about a couple of other events preceding this performance) and tickets ($25, $10 for students and UMKC staff). The show is at White Recital Hall (4949 Cherry).

Scott Wilson

Price: $10/$25

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