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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

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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

Tenri Cultural Institute 2017

October 27, 2017 at 43A West 13th Street, New York City

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Featured Composer

Spencer Snyder

Meet our latest Featured Composer, Spencer Snyder! We performed Spencer's piece, Red and White, at our benefit this past March. Were looking forward to performing more of his music at the Tenri Cultural Institute in October and at the Festival for Contemporary Music in Havana, Cuba this cming November.

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8SW Composer Competition!

We are thrilled to be announcing the first 8SW Compoer Competition! To learn more please go to our 8SW Composer Competition page.

News Flash!

It's official. We have accepted an invitation to perform at the Festival for Contemporary Music, Festival de la Habana! Yes, as in Havana, Cuba! This coming November, we'll be headed for warmer weather to perform contemporary works by American composers and to give a workshop for Cuban students. We couldn't be more excited!

House Concert Auction Winner!

We are thrilled to announce that the winning bid for the Eight Strings & a Whistle performance that was up for auction at our recent benefit at La Nacional was made by Nancy Anderson of Dorchester, MA. We are very much looking forward to performing in her beautiful, award winning home. It is bound to be a fun time! More info coming soon!


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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.
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