Eric Whitacre News

Vancouver Chamber Orchestra Launches its New Season with THE NATURAL MUSIC OF EARTH/SEA/SKYVancouver Chamber Orchestra Launches its New Season with THE NATURAL MUSIC OF EARTH/SEA/SKY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Music celebrates nature in a million ways and a million pieces.  The Vancouver Chamber Orchestra's opening concert of the season presents just a few of these under the guise of natural madrigals, romantic wilderness, shadowwater, dreamwater, Formosan skies, riddles, water, sun, wind and rain - the many moods of the natural world.   (more...)

Los Angeles Master Chorale Receives Major Grant from The James Irvine FoundationLos Angeles Master Chorale Receives Major Grant from The James Irvine Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

The Los Angeles Master Chorale announced today that The James Irvine Foundation has awarded a $450,000 Exploring Engagement Fund grant to support the Chorale's launch of Big Sing Californiathat will culminate in June 2018.  This two-year grant will support the Chorale's ongoing efforts to utilize state-of-the-art live-streaming technology to enable thousands of Californians to connect with others throughout the state for a shared singing experience, led by its Swan Family Artist-in-Residence and Grammy award-winning composer/conductor Eric Whitacre. (more...)

Vocal Arts Ensemble Announces Details for Upcoming SeasonVocal Arts Ensemble Announces Details for Upcoming Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Cincinnati's Vocal Arts Ensemble (VAE), the city's premier professional choral ensemble, announces the details of its 37th season, the fourth under Grammy Award-winning Music Director Craig Hella Johnson. (more...)

Deke Sharon's THE HEART OF VOCAL HARMONY Book Out Next MonthDeke Sharon's THE HEART OF VOCAL HARMONY Book Out Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

World-renowned arranger and producer Deke Sharon, whose credits include television's The Sing Off and Pitch Slapped, the movies Perfect Pitch and Perfect Pitch 2, and, this fall, Broadway's first a cappella musical, In Transit, puts emotion where it belongs - front and center - in The Heart of Vocal Harmony: Emotional Expression in Group Singing (September 2016, Hal Leonard Books, $19.99). (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

Artistic Director John Alexander and the 140-voice Pacific Chorale will be transforming the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall into a resounding cathedral with a concert of music for choir and organ on June 12, in anticipation of their summer 2016 tour to Budapest and Vienna. The brilliant young Hungarian organist Andras Gabor Viragh, Titular Organist of St. Stephen's Basilica in Budapest, joins Pacific Chorale from the console of the William J. Gillespie Concert Organ, in a program that interweaves European and American works, including some of his own compositions. (more...)

BWW Interview: The World According to Sue Fink and Angel City ChoraleBWW Interview: The World According to Sue Fink and Angel City Chorale
by Ellen Dostal - May 31, 2016

For 23 years, Angel City Chorale and Artistic Director Sue Fink have been bringing people together with their community-building world music concerts. Celebrating the spirit of diversity they make music in a wide variety of musical styles and for all people to enjoy. Up next for the illustrious group is Rhythm Planet, featuring the music of two-time Grammy-winning composer Christopher Tin and other world composers. These two family-friendly evenings (June 4 & 5 at 7pm) will feature 150 voices in a grand collaboration that celebrates the Earth's rich cultures and beauty. I asked Sue to share her thoughts about working with Christopher Tin on Rhythm Planet and what is in store for audiences this weekend. (more...)

MasterVoices to Launch BRIDGES - CONNECTING COMMUNITIES THROUGH MUSICMasterVoices to Launch BRIDGES - CONNECTING COMMUNITIES THROUGH MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) announces the inaugural concert for'Bridges - Connecting Communities Through Music,' an outreach initiative that provides people in a New York community with the opportunity to come together to make music with MasterVoices, regardless of their abilities or backgrounds. (more...)

LA Master Chorale to Conclude Season with SONIC MASTERWORKSLA Master Chorale to Conclude Season with SONIC MASTERWORKS
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

The Los Angeles Master Chorale (LAMC) concludes its 2015-16 season with 'Sonic Masterworks,' an aural tapestry of a cappella works from around the globe spanning six centuries, with conducting duties shared by Artistic Director Grant Gershon, Associate Conductor Lesley Leighton and newly appointed Artist-in-Residence Eric Whitacre, in his LAMC conducting debut, on Sunday, June 5, 2016, 7 pm, at Walt Disney Concert Hall. (more...)

Chicago Artists Chorale to Present SONGS OF LOVE AND LIGHTChicago Artists Chorale to Present SONGS OF LOVE AND LIGHT
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

The Chicago Artists Chorale, a group of 60 singers drawn together from across Chicago's professional arts communities, wraps up its second season on May 10 with SONGS OF LOVE AND LIGHT, a concert of resonant, powerful choral music spanning from the late Romantic period through the present day. The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Church, at 1010 W. Webster Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Theatre @ Boston Court's THE GOLDEN DRAGON to Open This WeekendTheatre @ Boston Court's THE GOLDEN DRAGON to Open This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

What starts out as a simple toothache evolves into a dizzying chain of events as a group of disparate people, played by a cast of five who assume many roles indiscriminate of age, gender, and race, struggle to make connections in an increasingly isolated world. At the center of the story is a Thai/Chinese/Vietnamese restaurant, The Golden Dragon, where a young Chinese man suffering from an oversensitive incisor sparks a whacked and weird series of interconnected stories. A delicious mixture of epic theatre, bizarre comedy, poetry, and fable combine to create this fabulous pho. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Sara Jean Ford in 'DREAM OF NOW, DREAM OF THEM', Coming to Reilly Arts CenterPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Sara Jean Ford in 'DREAM OF NOW, DREAM OF THEM', Coming to Reilly Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Broadway's Sara Jean Ford (THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA) appears live in her concert DREAM OF NOW, DREAM OF THEM: The High Notes and Hijinks of a Broadway Soprano at Reilly Arts Center (500 NE 9th Street, Ocala, FL 34470) on Sunday, May 1, 2016, 3pm. Presented by Artists Lounge Live. Scroll down for a sneak peek at her onstage! (more...)

Timbaland, Etheridge to Highlight 2016 ASCAP 'I Create Music' ExpoTimbaland, Etheridge to Highlight 2016 ASCAP 'I Create Music' Expo
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

The 11th Annual ASCAP 'I Create Music' EXPO announces its full conference schedule today, jam-packed with inspiring and informative sessions for music creators of all levels, no matter what genre or medium they write for. (more...)

The Theatre @ Boston Court to Present THE GOLDEN DRAGONThe Theatre @ Boston Court to Present THE GOLDEN DRAGON
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

The Theatre @ Boston Court presents The Golden Dragon, by Roland Schimmelpfennig, translated by David Tushingham, directed by Boston Court Co-Artistic Director Michael Michetti. This world premiere production opens Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 5pm on the Main Stage at Boston Court Performing Arts Center, 70 North Mentor Avenue in Pasadena. (more...)

Newnan's Masterworks Community Chorale to Host Annual Spring Concert in AprilNewnan's Masterworks Community Chorale to Host Annual Spring Concert in April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Newnan's Masterworks Community Chorale is holding its annual spring concert on April 17, 3:00 pm, at the Centre for the Performing and Visual Arts. Their feature selection is "Requiem for the Living," written by Dan Forrest in 2013. This forty-minute chorale, accompanied by organ and chamber orchestra, has been performed on five continents and multiple times at Carnegie Hall. (more...)

Phoenix Chorale to Close Season with BIG BLUE MARBLE on Earth DayPhoenix Chorale to Close Season with BIG BLUE MARBLE on Earth Day
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

The Phoenix Chorale concludes its record-breaking, GRAMMY winning season with a smash finale, Big Blue Marble, a concert celebrating our Earth.  (more...)

LA Master Chorale Sets 2016-17 Season at Walt Disney Concert HallLA Master Chorale Sets 2016-17 Season at Walt Disney Concert Hall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Artistic Director Grant Gershon and President & CEO Jean Davidson announce the 2016-17 season of the Los Angeles Master Chorale (LAMC), one of the world's foremost professional choruses noted for its adventurous programming and artistic excellence, at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Under the artistic leadership of Gershon, the choir's 53rd season includes an ambitious blend of choral masterworks, engaging premieres, a cappella offerings and collaborations with some of today's leading artistic visionaries to create immersive musical experiences. The programming embraces the LA Master Chorale's distinguished history, while building upon its legacy of expanding the choral repertoire by commissioning new works and championing rising and established composers. (more...)

Phoenix Chorale Wins 'Best Chorale Performance' at 2016 GRAMMY AwardsPhoenix Chorale Wins 'Best Chorale Performance' at 2016 GRAMMY Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences has awarded the Phoenix Chorale and the Kansas City Chorale a GRAMMY Award at the 58th Annual GRAMMY Award Ceremony held February 15, 2016, in Los Angeles. The Chorales' joint recording of Rachmaninoff: All-night Vigil was recognized with top honor for 'Best Choral Performance.' (more...)

Kansas City Chorale Wins 2016 Grammy Award for Best Choral PerformanceKansas City Chorale Wins 2016 Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences awarded the Kansas City Chorale and the Phoenix Chorale one GRAMMY Award at the 58th Annual GRAMMY awards held February 15, 2016, in Los Angeles at the Staples Center.  (more...)

BWW Exclusive: New Musicals at 54 Series- Jennifer Ashley Tepper Interviews John Jiler and Georgia Stitt About BIG RED SUNBWW Exclusive: New Musicals at 54 Series- Jennifer Ashley Tepper Interviews John Jiler and Georgia Stitt About BIG RED SUN
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Dec 22, 2015

New Musicals at 54 is a series presented by Feinstein's/ 54 Below Programming Director Jennifer Ashley Tepper. Some of the 10 new and diverse musicals by a selection of today's most talented writers have had out-of-town productions, some have had workshops... now's your chance to be first to see them in NYC! Join us at New Musicals at 54 for one-night-only concerts celebrating each new show with songs, behind-the-scenes stories, and all-star casts! (more...)

St. Bart's to Hold Free Lunchtime Concert: St. Cyprian SingersSt. Bart's to Hold Free Lunchtime Concert: St. Cyprian Singers
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2015

The St. Cyprian Singers, Clarence Gate, London will sing a free choral concert on Thursday, August 13, at 12:30 pm Primarily consisting of ex-Oxbridge choral scholars, the St. Cyprian's Singers were founded in 2012 as the choir of St. Cyprian's Church, Clarence Gate in London. Now one of the leading mixed voiced church choirs in the city, the main function of the group is to provide music at the regular choral mass on Sundays and special services throughout the year. (more...)

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