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Concert ReviewsAugust 14, 2015

Prom 32, The Arts Desk – Cloudburst

“The highlight of the afternoon was Whitacre’s breakthrough choral piece Cloudburst, sung here by the combined forces of the BBC Singers and BBC Symphony Chorus and conducted from memory by Whitacre, spotlit in the centre of the stage. Written when he was only 21, it sets a text adapted from Octavio Paz about rain coming to a… continued

Concert ReviewsAugust 14, 2015

Prom 32, Spear’s – Deep Field

“The highlight of this concert was the premiere of ‘Deep Field’ for which we were required to download an interactive app. Deep Field is inspired by the first images produced by the Hubble Telescope, infinite galaxies containing billions of planets millions of light years away.

To evoke this – where space… continued

Concert ReviewsAugust 14, 2015

Prom 32, Bachtrack

“The quality of the music-making, the ambiance and the involvement of the audience waves a particular flag for the future of contemporary music in many people’s eyes.” **** review, Bachtrack

Short EditorialJune 29, 2015

The Guardian: Facing the Music

Which conductor of yester-year do you most wish you could have worked with? What single thing would improve the format of the classical concert? What’s the first record you bought? What do you sing in the shower?

Just some of the questions Eric answered in the most recent edition of Facing the Music.