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Four World Premieres for Minnesota Orchestra in May 2015

November 17, 2014

Four World Premieres for Minnesota Orchestra in May 2015

Just announced:  Eric will premiere four new pieces with the Minnesota Orchestra and Minnesota Chorale in May 2015. Read about the early stages of composing Deep Field on his blog. WHITACRE Lux Aurumque (orchestral) (World Premiere) NEWMAN Blow It Up, Start Again COPLAND Quiet City BRYANT Ecstatic Waters (World Premiere) WHITACRE/Newman Godzilla Eats Las… continued

November 14, 2014

The Writing Process in the Early Stages

I’m working on a big new piece for choir and orchestra, which will be premiered by the Minnesota Orchestra and Minnesota Chorale in May. Thought some of you might like to see what the process looks like in the early stages. I’ve been planning/conceiving the work for several months now but still haven’t written a… continued

Union Chapel 5 March 2015 Now On Sale

October 30, 2014

Union Chapel 5 March 2015 Now On Sale

Fresh from their performance at iTunes Festival, Eric and the Eric Whitacre Singers are returning to Union Chapel for an evening of beautiful choral music. Eric Whitacre & the Eric Whitacre Singers 5 March 2015 | 7:45pm Union Chapel, Compton Avenue, London N1 2XD Tickets: £25 + booking fee Concessions: £15… continued

Goodnight Moon for soprano and piano now in print

October 16, 2014

Goodnight Moon for soprano and piano now in print

The sheet music for the soprano and piano arrangement of Goodnight Moon is now in print and available to purchase from MusicRoom. Somewhere around reading number 500 of Goodnight Moon I began hearing little musical fragments as I read, and over time those fragments began to blossom into a simple, sweet lullaby. I… continued

Eric returns to Orchestra Hall for 3 performances with the Minnesota Orchestra

October 04, 2014

Eric returns to Orchestra Hall for 3 performances with the Minnesota Orchestra

Following his collaboration with the Minnesota Orchestra and Minnesota Chorale in April 2014, Eric returns to Orchestra Hall for 3 performances on 8-10 May 2015. The programme, with a focus on contemporary American composers, includes Eric’s ‘Lux Aurumque’ for strings, Jonathan Newman’s ‘Blow it Up, Start Again’, Copland’s ‘Quiet City’ and Steven Bryant’s ‘Ecstatic Waters’. Visit the… continued

October 03, 2014

Blog: Lux Nova for wind band and choir

Just occurred to me that the band version of Lux Aurumque and the new choral version (Lux Nova) could be performed together seamlessly. The choir would just need to sing a half step up. Dying to know what this sounds like!

October 03, 2014

Tickets now on sale for concert with Rezonans in Istanbul on 8 November

Tickets are now on sale for Eric’s concert with Reznonans at the incredible ZORLU concert hall in Istanbul on 8 November 2014. The programme will include some of Eric’s own pieces including Lux Aurumque and Cloudburst as well as Edwin London’s arrangement of Bach’s Come Sweet Death. Eric Whitacre & Rezonans 8 November 2014, 8pm continued

Eric leads composition masterclass at Royal College of Music (London)

October 01, 2014

Eric leads composition masterclass at Royal College of Music (London)

Today Eric strengthens his connection with the Royal College of Music (London) and its students with a composition masterclass, free to all, taking place in the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall.  Following a short opening presentation from Eric, questions will be welcomed from the audience.

September 22, 2014

Choral Connections on CBC Radio

Eric Whitacre is probably the world’s top choral composer right now. And with good reason. His music is full of rich, satisfying harmonies. It’s fun to sing, and not all that difficult, so it can make even an amateur choir sound rich and full. Beyond his work as a composer, Whitacre is a community builder…. continued

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