“The Sacred Veil may be the single most important musical contribution in our time, perhaps in any time, to a non-religious, as well as non-political—perhaps we might say non-teleological understanding of death... continued
A film crew from Bruzz TV went behind the scenes in rehearsal with Eric and the Brussels Philharmonic. Watch the musicians rehearse Deep Field followed by an interview with Eric ahead of the performances on February 21 and 22.
“Voices from 120 countries unite in one of the most powerful moments in composer Eric Whitacre’s film Deep Field. After the viewer travels through the cosmos via a stunning array of Hubble Space Telescope... continued
“In “The Sacred Veil,” Whitacre and the Master Chorale memorably celebrate the precarious beauty of life, offering the welcome consolation of art and a momentary stay against our collective fate.”
Read the full review on the LA Times website.
Ahead of the premiere of his new work – The Sacred Veil, Eric spoke to Craig L Byrd of Cultural Attaché about writing with dear friend and poet Tony Silvestri and dealing with grief.
Read the full article on CulturalAttache.co.
Presenting the final two concerts of the ‘Open to the World’ concert series, Eric joins Bel Canto Choir and talented guest artists at the Lithuanian National Philharmonic for a programme featuring works and arrangements by... continued
Eric’s sacred choral music is the focus of this article in The Economist’s June/July 1843 magazine. Read the full piece here.
“Whitacre works in a variety of forms, but he is best known for his choral music, and Saturday’s concert, which Whitacre conducted with minimalist grace, featured pieces that employed the Tulsa Oratorio Chorus in ways both conventional and purely atmospheric.”
Read the full review on TulsaWorld.com.
Ahead of his performances in Hong Kong next week, Eric has spoken to Interlude about his composition techniques, inspirations and more. Read the full article on the Interlude website.
WBOY covers the inaugural West Virginia High School Choral Festival. Watch on WBOY.com.