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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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8SW Composer Competition Deadline

Submissions for our first 8SW Composer Competition are due by 11.59pm on January 12, 2018. For more information please check our 8SW Composer Competition page.

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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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Ticket sales for our annual concert at the Tenri Cultural Institute are now open! You can reserve your seats here!

Submit those Trios!

The 8SW Composer Competition is now officially off and running. Applications are being accepted as of today, September 15, 2017 until January 12, 2018. Please visit our 8SW Composer Competition page for more information.

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.

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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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