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Conductors

Eric Whitacre


“Whitacre is that rare thing, a modern composer who is both popular and original”
The Daily Telegraph, London

“Whitacre's dance-like conducting brought out the ‘hip’ side of classical music, striking a perfectly cool attitude on the podium. Despite the enormity of the orchestra, the RPO's members played as one and presented a strong sense of unity between themselves and Whitacre. The trust between the two was evident.”
Bachtrack - BBC Proms

“His chords, whether for voices or instruments, have a special density and richness. His most compelling writing for orchestra, heard Friday night in “Deep Field” and the program opener “Lux Aurumque,” presented here in a new version for orchestra, displays a gradual shifting — chords slowly expanding and building to a climax, then fading away. His writing for brass, played so sonorously Friday night, has a grandeur that is both solemn and sensual. The activation of the cellphones near the end of “Deep Field,” as Whitacre turned at the podium to give the cue, was a magical and strangely moving moment.”
Minnesota Orchestra, Minneapolis Star Tribune

About

One of the most popular musicians today, Eric Whitacre’s concert music has been performed throughout the world by millions of amateur and professional musicians alike. Currently Artist-in-Residence with the Los Angeles Master Chorale, a Juilliard alumnus and former Composer in Residence at Cambridge University (Sidney Sussex, UK) he has released several chart-topping albums including Decca’s bestselling "Light and Gold," and “Water Night,” featuring the London Symphony Orchestra.

Eric Whitacre has conducted the Royal Philharmonic, the Philharmonia Orchestra, Hamburg Symphony, and Minnesota Orchestra, performing to . . .

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March 15, 2018

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