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.
Following Eric’s Q&A with students at Stanford University last week, read Leena Yin’s recap of the evening on the Stanford Arts Review website.
Eric was interviewed by Rick Velotta from the Las Vegas Review Journal during the Governor’s Conference on Tourism in Nevada. Read the full article on the Las Vegas Review Journal website.
Prior to his week-long residency with the Minnesota Orchestra and Minnesota Chorale, Eric spoke to the Minneapolis Star Tribune about his inspiration and upcoming performances.
Eric will take to the stage of Orchestra Hall on 10 & 11 April 2014 alongside Minnesota Orchestra, Minnesota Chorale and award-winning soprano Hila Plitmann.
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“That spring to the step and the wave to the hands shows what a master Whitacre is at conducting people and their talents.”
Read the full article on the Muncie Free Press website.
Eric’s Virtual Choir has made it into Classic FM’s 50 moments that rocks the classical music world.
Read the full article on the Classic FM website.
In the run-up to Las Vegas Philharmonic’s performance of Equus as part of “Battle Born — Nevada Proud!”, a concert celebrating Nevada’s 150th anniversary as a state in the union, Desert Companion spoke to Eric about some of the highlights of his life since growing up in Reno.
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Eric speaks to the folks at Disney about the creation of the World of Color Honor Choir and the final result.
“In his “Virtual Choir” TED talk, which I was fortunate enough to see in person, composer and conductor Eric Whitacre describes the impetus for his project: a quiet clearing in the woods and the thunderstorm that broke over it suddenly, beautifully. I think this is a perfect metaphor, in fact, for what’s been going on… continued
“Eric Whitacre writes and conducts beautiful music. But he’s also done something extraordinarily creative that leaps far beyond the notes and bars which have, for thousands of years, captured music on the page. Whitacre has created a continually evolving new art form, the virtual choir, a bottom-up approach to connecting people from all over the… continued
“A life-changing storm inspired Eric Whitacre’s “Cloudburst,” sung by the Virtual Choir Live. In 1991, Whitacre’s college choir had stopped to rest near a pristine mountain lake in Northern California. The human choir was silent, listening to crickets, baritone frogs croaking, and bright birdsong. As massive clouds shadowed the valley, all the animals suddenly… continued
“At first glance, a choir may seem like nothing more than a group of singers. But look a little closer. Conductor Eric Whitacre’s performers don’t simply sing. They remind us of what it means to be truly connected.”
Read the full article on The Huffington Post website.