Grammy Winner Eric Whitacre Comes to Carnegie Hall
Known for his virtual choir YouTube videos and as one of today's most established choral composers, Eric Whitacre returns to Carnegie Hall as part of Distinguished Concert International New York's (DCINY) concert series. Featuring Kelly Yu-Chien Lin on piano, Whitacre conducts the Distinguished Concert Singers in a variety of his most celebrated compositions. The concert will take place Sunday, April 28, 2019, at 8:30 pm at Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall. For tickets and information, visit DCINY. Tickets start at $20.
With Whitacre conducting many of his greatest hits from the past three decades, fans will also hear new works, including "Home" from The Sacred Veil, a new 12-movement work for choir, cello, and piano written by Whitacre and long-time collaborator poet Charles Anthony Silvestri. Other works featured on the program include Lux Aurumque, Sleep, Seal Lullaby, i carry your heart, Cloudburst and Five Hebrew Love Songs. Collaborative pianist Kelly Yu-Chieh Lin and singers hailing from California, Connecticut, Florida, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Canada will accompany Whitacre.
Eric Whitacre is known for working at the nexus of art and technology and for creating technologically innovative musical arrangements. His groundbreaking Virtual Choirs, which have been heard by tens of millions of people around the globe, have connected thousands of internet-sourced voices via video.
In addition to numerous collaborations with legendary Hollywood composer Hans Zimmer, he has worked with British pop icons Laura Mvula, Imogen Heap, and Annie Lennox. Whitacre has conducted the London Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Minnesota Orchestra and has released several chart-topping albums, including the best selling Light and Gold.
Whitacre's latest work, Deep Field, was inspired by the world's most famous space observatory, the Hubble Space Telescope, and its greatest discovery - the iconic Deep Field image. The new film - Deep Field: The Impossible Magnitude of our Universe - illuminates Whitacre's symphonic score by combining Hubble's stunning imagery, including never-seen-before galaxy fly-bys, with bespoke animations to create an immersive, unforgettable journey from planet Earth to the furthest edges of our universe.
The film is a first-of-its-kind collaboration between Grammy award-winning composer & conductor Eric Whitacre, producers Music Productions, scientists and visualizers from the Space Telescope Science Institute and multi award-winning artists 59 Productions. The soundtrack features a new, epic Virtual Choir representing 120 countries: over 8,000 voices aged 4 to 87, alongside the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Eric Whitacre Singers. See the trailer here.
A charismatic speaker, Whitacre has given keynote addresses for many Fortune 500 companies and global institutions including Apple, Google, the World Economic Forum in Davos, the United Nations Speaker's Programme, and two TED talks.
DR. KELLY YU-CHIEH LIN began her musical studies at an early age on the piano, violin, and viola in her native Taiwan. Since moving to the United States at 13 years young, she received her doctorate of music art at Rutgers University in 2015, Lin has performed as a soloist with the Eastern Music Festival Philharmonic, Idyllwild Arts Academy Orchestra, and the Santa Barbara Youth Symphony in addition to making regular appearances at Carnegie Hall. She is a collaborative pianist at The Juilliard School, Mannes School, Manhattan School of Music, and Young Concert Artists.
DISTINGUISHED CONCERTS INTERNATIONAL NEW YORK (DCINY)
Founded in 2007 by Iris Derke and Jonathan Griffith, with its first public performance in January 2008, DCINY is a leading producer of dynamic musical entertainment in renowned international venues. Over 40,000 musicians representing 49 countries and all 50 states have participated in DCINY productions. Since the inception of the company, DCINY has produced 17 world premieres and more than 200 concerts for over 200,000 audience members.
With unforgettable, world-class concert experiences, empowering educational programs, and a global community of artists and audiences, DCINY changes lives through the power of musical performance. In addition to being selected four times for Inc. 5000, DCINY has received national recognition with multiple American Prizes: Jonathan Griffith, Founder and Music Director of Distinguished Concerts Orchestra (Winner 2014 American Prize in Conducting, Professional Orchestra Division), DCINY's General Director and Co-Founder Iris Derke and the DCINY Team (Winner 2015 American Prize in Arts Marketing), and Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) has been awarded by LUX Life Magazine with the Most Outstanding Musical Education Programs 2019 - New York.
THE MUSIC OF Eric Whitacre
SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2019, at 8:30 PM
Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
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Grammy Award-winning composer and conductor Eric Whitacre conducts a variety of his original compositions with the Distinguished Concerts Singers International featuring Kelly Yu-Chien Lin on piano.