In The News – Eric Whitacre https://ericwhitacre.com Composer, Conductor, Speaker Fri, 20 Jul 2018 16:09:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.7 Feature: 1843 magazine https://ericwhitacre.com/in-the-news/feature-1843-magazine Fri, 01 Jun 2018 08:29:24 +0000 https://ericwhitacre.com/?p=30793 Eric’s sacred choral music is the focus of this article in The Economist’s June/July 1843 magazine. Read the full piece here.

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TulsaWorld, Review of Tulsa Symphony Concert https://ericwhitacre.com/in-the-news/concert-reviews/tulsaworld-review-of-tulsa-symphony-concert Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:29:56 +0000 https://ericwhitacre.com/?p=30344 “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.

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Interview: Oxford Culture Review https://ericwhitacre.com/in-the-news/features/oxford-culture-review Tue, 23 Jun 2015 09:10:42 +0000 http://ericwhitacre.com/?p=28020 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.

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Musical Gesture and Musical Sound: An Interview with Eric Whitacre https://ericwhitacre.com/in-the-news/features/musical-gesture-and-musical-sound-an-interview-with-eric-whitacre Thu, 11 Aug 2016 09:59:08 +0000 http://ericwhitacre.com/?p=29061 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.

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WBOY MUSIC MONDAY: West Virginia University Inaugural HS Choral Festival feat. Eric Whitacre https://ericwhitacre.com/in-the-news/tv/wboy-music-monday-west-virginia-university-inaugural-hs-choral-festival-feat-eric-whitacre Thu, 25 Feb 2016 10:21:06 +0000 http://ericwhitacre.com/?p=28696 WBOY covers the inaugural West Virginia High School Choral Festival. Watch on WBOY.com.

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Prom 32, The Arts Desk – Cloudburst https://ericwhitacre.com/in-the-news/concert-reviews/prom-32-the-arts-desk-cloudburst Fri, 14 Aug 2015 09:43:06 +0000 http://ericwhitacre.com/?p=28261 continued]]> “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 parched land. The variety of textures, from solo moments to full tutti, were well handled by the large choir and the Spanish pronunciation was very convincing. But the piece is memorable above all for thecoup de theatre at the end, when the singers start clicking their fingers to simulate rainfall, which is then taken up by the audience to create a panoramic soundscape. This is a contemporary choral classic and deserves its reputation.”

The Arts Desk

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Prom 32, Spear’s – Deep Field https://ericwhitacre.com/in-the-news/concert-reviews/prom-32-spears-deep-field Fri, 14 Aug 2015 09:40:33 +0000 http://ericwhitacre.com/?p=28259 continued]]> “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 create a shimmering suspension of time. Ominous sounds and block chords reminiscent of Charles Ives’ ‘The Unanswered Question’ create an eerie vastness.

At a given time we played our app and every phone and iPad produced a harmonic mood board so we felt like we are lost in space. As each theme came to its end, we were left with the eternal residue of sound around the hall.”
Spear’s

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Prom 32, Bachtrack https://ericwhitacre.com/in-the-news/concert-reviews/prom-32-bachtrack Fri, 14 Aug 2015 09:39:54 +0000 http://ericwhitacre.com/?p=28257 “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

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LA Times reviews the Los Angeles Master Chorale’s ‘Lux Aeterna’ concert https://ericwhitacre.com/in-the-news/concert-reviews/la-time-reviews-the-los-angeles-master-chorales-anniversary-lux-aeterna-concert Tue, 27 Jun 2017 08:40:22 +0000 http://ericwhitacre.com/?p=29786 continued]]> “Yet the most dramatic and interesting composition of the five was artist-in-residence Eric Whitacre’s “I Fall,” a West Coast premiere and part of a larger work-in-progress, “The Sacred Veil.” As led by Whitacre, “I Fall” had the voices sliding upward in microtones, then downward ever so slightly, eventually falling deep into the bass section as it faded.”

Read the full review on the LA Times website.

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The Guardian: Facing the Music https://ericwhitacre.com/in-the-news/short-editorial/the-guardian-facing-the-music-2 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 08:06:06 +0000 http://ericwhitacre.com/?p=28038 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.

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