On February 3 and 4, 2020, Georgia State University School of Music will bring internationally-recognized composer and conductor, Eric Whitacre, to our Atlanta campus for a two-day residency. This GRAMMY Award-winning composer will share his expertise with Georgia State University students and the community including workshops with the Georgia State choirs and bands, a question and answer session, and guest conducting a choral festival. The residency will culminate with an evening concert on February 4 in the Rialto Center for the Arts featuring Georgia State University choirs, wind ensembles, several individuals and choirs, all music of Whitacre, conducted by the composer himself. This concert will be open to the public and will be a ticketed event.
Eric Whitacre in Residency
Monday, February 3
10am-12:30pm – GSU Wind Ensemble and Wind Orchestra rehearsal conducted by Eric Whitacre, Rialto Stage
2-4:30pm – GSU University Singers and Women’s Chorus rehearsal conducted by Eric Whitacre, Rialto Stage
5-6:30pm — Q&A Rialto
Tuesday, February 4
10am-12:30pm – Concert final dress rehearsal with GSU Choral & Wind ensembles conducted by Eric Whitacre, Rialto Stage
1pm — Choral Festival Check-in, Rialto Lobby
2-4:30pm – Choral Festival conducted by Eric Whitacre, Rialto Stage
7:30pm — Concert featuring the GSU University Singers, Women’s Chorus, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Wind Orchestra, and Choral Festival Singers with Eric Whitacre conducting, Rialto Stage
Geared towards professionals, college students, and lovers of Eric Whitacre’s music, the Residency Access Pass grants registrants admission to observe all rehearsals, Q&A sessions, the dress rehearsal, and the Choral Festival (please refer to the Residency Schedule tab for more details). Note, this pass does not include a ticket to the evening concert. This may be purchased separately for an additional $20.00.
The Eric Whitacre Choral Festival
Join the award-winning GSU choral ensembles for an afternoon of Eric Whitacre’s music conducted by the composer himself! Geared towards high school students, college students, church and community choir singers, the Eric Whitacre Choral Festival takes place on Tuesday, February 4 in GSU’s Rialto Center for the Arts, and affords festival attendees the opportunity to sing with Eric Whitacre as he provides personal insights into his beloved music. Advanced registration is required for participation and includes admission to the Choral Festival and an admission ticket to attend An Evening with Eric Whitacre. The concert will feature the Georgia State University choirs and wind ensembles performing works by Eric Whitacre conducted by the composer himself.
An Evening with Eric Whitacre
February 4, 2020
Rialto Center for the Arts
Grammy-winning composer and conductor Eric Whitacre is one of the most popular musicians of his generation. His concert music has been performed throughout the world by millions of amateur and professional musicians alike, while his ground-breaking Virtual Choirs have united singers from over 120 different countries. Join Georgia State University’s Choral and Wind Ensembles for an evening of Eric Whitacre’s music conducted by the composer himself.