Eighth Blackbird

Rock stars of the classical world.

Presented by Musica Viva


Perth Concert Hall

Tickets $37–$92

  • Classical Music

Awards & Reviews

‘A new breed of super-musicians. ’

‘Genre-twisting, avant-pop chamber music.’

‘Professionalism and proficiency amplified by that indefinable X factor, charisma.’


Rock stars of the classical world.

Described by the LA Times as a band of ‘super-musicians’, America’s Eighth Blackbird combines the finesse of a string quartet with the energy of a rock band.

This four-time Grammy Award-winning sextet revels in the works of contemporary classical music composers – played with love, virtuosity and a sense of adventure. This dynamic program features contemporary gems by Muhly, Dessner, Hearne and Andres, and a world premiere by Australian composer Holly Harrison.

MUHLY Doublespeak
DESSNER Murder Ballades
HARRISON Lobster Tales and Turtle Soup (World Premiere)*
ANDRES Checkered Shade

*Commissioned for Musica Viva Australia with support from Geoff Stearn and the Hildegard Project

Tour supported by the Musica Viva Amadeus Society

Dates, Times & Access

Perth Concert Hall

Assistive listening
Wheelchair access