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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 is stretched – strings… 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.

FeaturesJune 23, 2015

Interview: Oxford Culture Review

Follow his appearance at the Oxford Union, Eric spoke to the Oxford Culture Review about Paradise Lost, classical music as a genre and looking forward to what’s next.

Concert ReviewsMay 12, 2015

Twin Cities Pionner Press, Minnesota Orchestra May 2015

‘there was a lot of terrific music, much of it quite absorbing, bouncing about in mood from soothing to stimulating, sad to silly. And the Minnesota Orchestra and Minnesota Chorale did exceptional things with all of it.’ Rob Hubbard for the Twin Cities Pioneer Press

Concert ReviewsMay 12, 2015

Minneapolis Star Tribune, Minnesota Orchestra May 2015

‘an especially intriguing and rewarding concert’ ‘At intermission, an audience member said, “This is what all concerts here should be: interesting new music.”’ Michael Anthony for the Minneapolis Star Tribune