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photographs of the 3 members of Eight Strings & a Whistle posing with their instruments Suzanne Gilchrest, flute | Ina Litera, viola | Matthew Goeke, cello
Suzanne, Ina and Matthew

Eight Strings & a Whistle welcomes you!

Eight Strings & a Whistle translates into innovative programming, stirring music and some of the most memorable performances you’ll hear. Our repertoire features the unique combination of flute, viola and cello and draws from a wide range of sources –– there are works from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Modern periods, as well as pieces composed expressly for us. You can hear us on our debut recording, Albert's Window, released on Ravello Records in 2015. Our goal for every program is to create a whole that is intriguing, exciting and engaging. We invite you to explore this site, listen to our sound clips, watch our videos, read about our composers and learn more about us.

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Eight Strings & a Whistle in Concert

centennial concert


We're thrilled to be returning to Tulane University in beautiful New Orleans! We are especially excited and looking forward to working with the University's composition students in addition to performing on the Spectri Sonori Concert Series!

October 2 & 3, 2019, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana

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Featured Composer

Jorge Amado

We are super excited to introduce our next featured composer and the First Prize winner of the first 8SW Composer Competition, Jorge Amado.

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New Videos!

Happy New Year! Please visit our Video Room and enjoy our latest videos from our concert on November 16 at the Tenri Cultural Institute!

Interview on CAPRADIO

We had a great time performing at FeNAM in Sacramento Check out this interview we did on CAPRADIO!

Jorge Amado, New Featured Composer!

Meet Jorge Amado, our next featured composer and the winner of the first 8SW Composer Competition!

We're very excited to be giving the World Premiere of Jorge's Eidos II at the Tenri Cultural Institute on November 16!

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For bookings, performance schedules, information, kindly contact us at 8stringswhistle@gmail.com ...or use our online form.

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Eight Strings & a Whistle, Inc.
937 Eighth Avenue, #3A
New York, NY 10019

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