Eighth Blackbird

eighth blackbird

PRAx Presents: Eighth Blackbird + OSU Wind Ensemble

Four-time Grammy winners, the Eighth Blackbird sextet has been hailed as “one of the smartest, most dynamic ensembles on the planet” by the Chicago Tribune. These pioneers in creative contemporary music are the founders of the Eighth Blackbird Creative Lab and the Chicago Artists Workshop. The second half of the program includes a special performance with the OSU Wind Ensemble of "Vital Sines," a 25-minute composition by composer Viet Cuong - whose work has been praised as “wildly inventive” by the New York Times and who was featured in the Washington Post’s 2021 list of “Composers and Performers Who Sound Like Tomorrow.”

Lightbox Happy Hour Open


Come join us for a pre-show happy hour! PRAxPRELUDES feature food and drink for purchase and an equally tantalizing bit of programming related to the main event.

  • Meet the Composer: Viet Cuong | Toomey Lobby | Doors 6 p.m.


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May 2
7 p.m.

6 p.m.


Detrick Hall
General Admission Cost
Student Cost