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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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We're very excited to be performing our first Groupmuse event. We'll be performing works by Spencer Snyder, Stanley Grill, Tom Flaherty, Schubert and Leonard Bernstein! If you are interested in in joining Groupmuse and coming to this event, please visit here.

September 30, 2018 at Groupmuse Event location

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Pamela Sklar

We are thrilled to be adding Pamela Sklar to our roster of Featured Composers! Please meet Pamela and enjoy Suzanne's delightful interview with her!

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Pamela Sklar - New Featured Composer

Please meet Pamela Sklar, our latest Featured Composer!

8SW Composer Competition winners announced!

Congratulations to the winners of our first 8SW Composer Competition!

We are very pleased to share that Jorge Amado has received first place for his work Eidos II.

Daniel Lemer received second place for Who Knows?, Leon Yu received third place for The Lovely, The Mighty and The Glorious and David Gobris received an honorable mention for Seasons Out of Order.


8SW Composer Competition winner to be announced!

Please join us live on Facebook on Thursday, April 5th at 7.30pm, when we announce the winner of our first 8SW Composer Competition.

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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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