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April 29, 2021 at 12:00 pm PDT – 1:30 pm PDT

The Way Forward: Documentary and Q&A


Presented by the Colburn School, The Way Forward is a visually stunning narrative featuring ballet, classical music, jazz, opera, and Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir 6, with 17,572 singers from 129 countries. The documentary was filmed remotely in Australia, Canada, Finland, England, Spain, and on the Colburn campus in Los Angeles.

The film features performances by Esa-Pekka Salonen, Danielle de Niese, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Kris Bowers, Fabio Bidini, Clive Greensmith, Calidore String Quartet and more, plus a special appearance by Academy Award-winner Christoph Waltz. View a complete list of performers and works featured in the film here.

Eric will participate in a post-screening Q&A at 1pm PT, hosted by Chris Lee, senior reporter for Vulture/The New Yorker.


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