Sonic Illinois: Eighth Blackbird and Third Coast Percussion: Steve Reich's Music for 18 Musicians
Time:Begins at 7:30 PM
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A performance of Steve Reich’s composition Music for 18 Musicians is an event, a monumental, pulsating, mesmerizing musical event. The hour-long work is widely recognized as one of the most influential pieces of the 20th century, and every hearing—and seeing—of it offers a new perspective to the listener. Its 1976 premiere marked a turning point in the Pulitzer Prize winner’s compositional style and a watershed moment in American music, resonating across generations of classical, pop, and jazz audiences through the current day. In this Sonic Illinois collaboration of two Grammy- winning ensembles, Eighth Blackbird—dubbed “one of the smartest, most dynamic contemporary classical ensembles on the planet” (Chicago Tribune)—joins forces with Third Coast Percussion, a quartet that imbues performances with “an inspirational sense of fun and curiosity” (Minnesota Star-Tribune), to create Reich’s “ever-changing, kaleidoscopic soundworld” (The Guardian).
Please note that there will be no late seating. This performance will be presented without intermission.
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- $10 for current, full-time U of I students and youth (high school and younger)
- $15 for non-U of I college students
- $20 for senior citizens (age 65 or over) and retired U of I faculty and staff
- $25 otherwise
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