Grammy Winning Ensemble eighth blackbird at Fairfield University’s Quick Center for the Arts

Grammy Winning Ensemble eighth blackbird at Fairfield University’s Quick Center for the Arts

Media Contact: Jennifer Prat,, 203-254-4000 ext. 2979

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (March 8, 2016) — eighth blackbird, winners of the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance, will be performing their work, Hand Eye , at Fairfield University’s Quick Center for the Arts Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $40, $35, $30 and $5 for Fairfield University students. For tickets, visit or call the box office at 203-254-4010 or toll free at 1-877-ARTS-396.

Now with four Grammy awards , eighth blackbird promises – and delivers – provocative and unforgettable performances. The Chicago-based sextet of “super-musicians” ( LA Times ) blends the finesse of a string quartet, the energy of a rock band, and the audacity of a storefront theater company.

Bringing together eighth blackbird with the award-winning composers of the Sleeping Giant collective and the video artist CandyStations, the evening-length work Hand Eye will transport you from a soul-studded jam session, to a high-velocity adventure-ride, a shimmering yet blinding landscape, and the flickering and pulsing of ink on paper.

Sponsored by The Westport Inn, WPKN, and Moffly Media.

Vol. 48, No. 101

Fairfield University is a Jesuit University, rooted in one of the world’s oldest intellectual and spiritual traditions. More than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students from 36 states, 47 foreign countries, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico are enrolled in the University’s five schools. In the spirit of rigorous and sympathetic inquiry into all dimensions of human experience, Fairfield welcomes students from diverse backgrounds to share ideas and engage in open conversations. The University is located in the heart of a region where the future takes shape, on a stunning campus on the Connecticut coast just an hour from New York City.

Posted On: 03-30-2016 03:03 PM

Volume: 48 Number: 101