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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

Kimball Farms Retirement Community

Open to Community Residents only

April 1, 2017 at Lenox, Massachusetts

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Featured Composer

Merrill Clark

We are so excited to be posting this interview with our latest featured composer, Merrill Clark. We'll be performing Merrill's Sinfonia Ternion Gestalt at the Tenri Cultural Institute on November 18. Please enjoy reading about Merrill's creative process and be sure come out to hear and meet him on November 18!

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Ina's latest blog!

Check out Ina's latest blog entry and read about the 8SW Composer Comeptition!

Benefit on March 19 at La Nacional!

Please join us on March 19 at La Nacional  as we celebrate the launch of the 8SW Composer Competition!


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For more info please visit our 2017 Benefit page.

Tenri Tickets!

We're looking forward to our upcoming concert at the Tenri Cultural Institute on November 18! The date is  practically around the corner! Tickets are on sale! Please visit Brown Paper Tickets here for more information

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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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