Drunk Off Moonlight: eighth blackbird Offers 2-for-1 Tix
By Alexander Hough in Arts & Entertainment on Dec 3, 2009 10:00PM
Photo from eighth blackbird's website
Tuesday's show will be a dramatic presentation directed by Mark DeChiazza. Five members of eighth blackbird (playing eight instruments) will having acting roles. The double duty isn't much of a stretch for the group, whose performances are marked by theatrical movement and memorization of music. "Pierrot" will also include eighth blackbird percussionist Matthew Duvall as the title character, dancer Elyssa Dole, and soprano Lucy Shelton using sprechstimme, a style of vocal performance haflway between speaking and singing that fit the skill set of Albertine Zehme, the actress for whom the piece was written, and adds to the creepy nature of the poems.
The concert will also include songs by Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht (the German George and Ira Gershwin, sort of), the Adagio from the Chamber Conceto of Schoenberg disciple Alban Berg, and "Critical Moments 2" by fellow atonalist (and DePaul University graduate) George Perle.
To get your discounted tickets, enter the code "FAN" when checking out. $10 student tickets are also available.
Tuesday, December 8, at Harris Theater, 205 E Randolph, 7 p.m., $30 (2-for-1 available with promotion code "FAN"), $10 students