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Get your tickets!

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

This year's concert, a few weeks early, includes Red and White, a new work by Spencer Snyder and the premiere of Tom Griffin's Where Three Roads Meet.  Additionally, we will be performing Douglas Anderson's Chamber Symphony No. 3, Peter Köszeghy's haunting Souls and a charming trio by Mozart's contemporary, Paul Wranitzky.

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.

Please refer to the 8SW Composer Competition page for guidelines, eligibility and submission requirements. Please direct all questions to Ms. Katherine Liu, Program Manager at 8SWcompetition@gmail.com. Please do not direct any questions regarding the competition through our contact link on this website.

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.

We are committed to performing and expanding the repertoire for the unique combination of flute, viola and cello, and have been collaborating regularly with a wide roster of living composers from North and South America and Europe since our beginning.  This competition is an extension of our desire to promote chamber music for flute, viola and cello, as well as encourage the writing of contemporary chamber music in general.

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!

Details coming soon. Stay tuned!

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!

 

Please email us if you would like more information about this concert or presenting your own house concert.

8stringswhistle@gmail.com

 

Ina's latest blog!

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

Ina hasn't blogged in a while! It was worth the wait.

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!

 

To purchase tickets online please visit here:

Number of Guests

For more info please visit our 2017 Benefit page.

There will be music, an auction, tapas and sangria and, of course, lots of news about this exciting project!

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

Please come and join us for an evening with new and old friends. We hope to see you all there!

New Recording!

We are very excited to announce that on August 12, Ravello Records will release 96 Strings and 2 Whistles: A collaboration with Eight Strings & a Whistle and pianist, Beth Levin, performing the music of Scott Brickman.


Stay tuned for more info!

Meet our latest Featured Composer!

We're very excited to have posted our most recent Featured Composer interview. Please be sure to read about Peter Jona Korn here!

Peter Jona Korn's Aloysia Serenade is featured on Albert's Window, our recent release on Ravello Records.

Culture Catch - Best Albums of 2015

We just made Culture Catch's list of Best Albums of 2015!

Learn more about our recordings on our new Recordings page!

New Website Page!

Check out our new Recordings page!

You can now read about the recordings we can be heard on and find out where to purchase them. Links to Amazon and iTunes and reviews can all be found on our new Recordings page.

New Recording to be released on January 8th

Happy New Year to all! We are very excited to announce the upcoming release of Douglas Anderson's Chamber Symphonies 2,3 & 4 on Ravello Records!

Douglas Anderson composed Chmaber Symphony No. 3 for Eight Strings & a Whiste in 2001. We are very honored to have been a part of this project.

Albert's Window has been released!

Albert's Window is "mighty cool stuff, played with precision and style." (babysue.com) and  available on Amazon and iTunes!

Order your copy today! Follow us on Spotify!

Get your copy of Albert's Window!

You can order a copy of the CD via Naxos Direct.Or if you prefer a digital download, you can pre-order it from Amazon or iTunes.

Come hear us perform live! Check out our Upcoming Concerts page!

Tenri 2015 tickets are on sale!

Please join us on Friday, November 20th for our annual concert at the Tenri Cultural Institute!

We'll be celebrating the release of our debut recording, Albert's Window, with a performance of Edmund Cionek's Bad Robots. We'll also be premiering a work by Frank E. Warren as well as performing other works by Octavio Vazquez, Béla Bartók and Josef Mysliwecek. Following the concert, the party will continiue with a reception. We hope to see all of you there!

When: November 20 at 7.30pm

Where: Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A West 13th street, NYC

Click here for tickets.

We are thrilled to be celebrating the release of Albert's WIndow on Ravello Records at the Tenri Cultural Institute. We are equally as excited to be presenting a program which includes the premiere of Frank E. Warren’s beautiful and delicate for: 8 Strings & a Whistle, and Octavio Vazquez’s Trio for Flute, Viola and Cello. Completed in 2003, Vazquez’s Trio expresses emotional extremes from languid sadness to biting sarcasm to brutal devastation. Rounding out the program will be a charming work by eighteenth century composer, Josef Mysliwecek and Béla Bartók’s earthy and rollicking Romanian Folk Dances.

Albert's Window

Our debut recording, Albert's Window will be released on Ravello Records on November 13, 2015! Visit our Video Room to watch and hear a teaser.

Pre-sales start in mid October. More info to follow soon!

BIG NEWS!

Debut recording to be released on November 13, 2015! Click here for more information!

We are over the moon with excitement about the release of this recording on Ravello Records, a division of PARMA Recordings. Albert's Window, named in honor of the wonderful Albert Roussel, will include the works of Martin Rokeach, Edmund Cionek, Peter Jona Korn and, of course, Albert Roussel. Stay tuned for details coming very soon!

It's been quiet here, but we've been busy!

Check out this cute video we just found here! And check out our upcoming concerts here!

We have been very busy working on our upcoming release on PARMA Recordings. We're very excited! Watch for more news about the release date coming soon! Keep an eye out for our latest featured composer too! In the mean time check out this cute video we just found here! And check out our upcoming concerts here!

Tenri Cultural Center 2014!

Please join us on for our annual concert at the Tenri Cultural Institute!

When: November 21 at 8pm

Where: Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A West 13th street, NYC

Click here for tickets.

We're looking forward to presenting the world premiere of Peri Mauer’s Thought’s Torsion, a work inspired by the energy generated from the twisting and spiraling of human thoughts and emotions. We're also excited to be performing Martin Rokeach’s Going Up? and Scott Brickman’s French Suite, both composed for Eight Strings & a Whistle.

Peri, Marty and Scott will be joining us, so be sure to come and meet them!

Mark Winges’ Dusk Music II, Albert Roussel’s Trio, Op. 40 and the music of classical composer Paul Wranitzky will round out the program.

Get your tickets! Get your tickets!

We'll be participating in the Queens New Music Festival on May 17! Read all about it in the New York TImes.

For more information about the program and purchasing tickets please visit here.

Big News!

We have signed with PARMA Recordings!

Our debut album is on its way and we  are proud and excited to have joined the distinguished and talented roster of PARMA Artists!

PARMA Recordings has embraced the recording industry of the 21st century and we are looking forward to working with them. The next several months will be spent recording and producing, working towards releasing the album on PARMA's label in January, 2016.

We've been invited to the Queens New Music Festival

We're very excited to announce that we'll be appearing in recital at the Queens New Music Festival in May, 2014! Stay tuned for details coming soon!

We'll be collaborating with soprano, Helen Gabrielsen once again performing Dag Gabrielsen's Food with texts by Gertrude Stein as well as Stefan Weisman's Song from Schumann.

Robert Davidson is our newest Featured Composer!

Check out Suzanne's interview with Australian composer and bassist, Rob Davidson on our Featured Composer page. We'll be performing his work, Conversations at our upcoming concert at the Tenri Cultural Institute on November 22.

For more information about our concert at the Tenri Cultural Institute, please visit our Upcoming Concerts page. For ticket information please visit here.

Get your tickets! Get your tickets!

Our 2013 concert at the Tenri Cultural Instititue is coming up on November 22. To purchase tickets please vist here.

For more information about the program please visit our Upcoming Concerts page.

New Videos!

Visit our Video Room and check out our recently posted videos from our concert at the Tenri Cultural Institute in November, 2012!

You can hear excerpts from Pèter Köszeghy's Souls and Dag Gabrielsen's Food!

Tickets for November 16 at the Tenri Cultural Institute are now available!

Please visit Brown Paper Tickets for more information.

The Tenri Cultural Institute has become our annual "NYC performance home" and we are looking forward to performing in this beautiful space once again. We are also thrilled to be collaborating with soprano, Helen Gabrielsen on this evening. Please visit our Upcoming Concerts page to read about the details.

Our upcoming season will be here soon!


We are very excited about our latest commission! We will be collaborating with soprano Helen Gabrielsen in performances of Food, a Suite by Dag Gabrielsen with texts by Gertrude Stein. Stay tuned. More info coming soon!

Suzanne interviews Dawn Avery

You can visit our Featured Composer page to read about composer, cellist and GRAMMY Award-nominated performer, Dawn Avery.

Dawn discusses her Native American background in this interview and how it has influenced her as a composer and performer.

Hot off the presses!

We are very excited to announce that the IRS has granted us tax exempt status!

We will officially become a 501(c)3 in August. Come celebtrate with us this Fall at our concert at the Tenri Cultural Institute on November 16th! Please visit our Upcoming Concerts page for more information.

Hilary Tann, our latest Featured Composer!

Visit our Featured Composer page and read our most recent post.

Suzanne has a discussion with Hilary Tann about her work.

New Videos!

Visit our Video Room and check out some footage from our 11.11.11 concert at the Tenri Cultural Institute!

More to follow soon!

New Sound Clips!

Visit our Listening Room and check out our new sound clips from our concert at the Tenri Cultural Institute on 11.11.11.

More sound clips and video coming soon! Stay tuned!

Tickets for 11.11.11 now available

To purchase tickets for our concert at the Tenri Cultural Institute please visit Brown Paper Tickets here.

The Tenri Cultural Institute has become our annual "NYC performance home" and we are excited to be performing in this beautiful space once again. Our program will include the New York premiere of Tom Flaherty's Moments of Inertia and Constance Walton's Bare Branches. Check out the 9.18.11 entry on our blog to read more about Ms. Walton.  For more information about the concert you can visit our Upcoming Performances page.

Suzanne has a conversation with Tom Flaherty

Tom will be joining us on November 11, 2011 at the Tenri Cultural Institute when we perform his Moments of Inertia.

You can read Tom's conversation with Suzanne on our Featured Composer Page.

Ina interviews Douglas Anderson

Read about our new featured composer!

We've posted Ina's interview with Douglas Anderson, our new featured composer. Go to our Featured Composer page and read all about him!

News from UMFK

UMFK Foundation and Eight Strings and a Whistle raise thousands for scholarships.

Read about our concert at UMFK in the Fiddlehead Focus!

New Performance Video

Listen to us perform the premiere of Merrill Clark’s Sinfonia Ternion Gestalt on YouTube!