Department of Music

Composer Eric Whitacre in Residence at Virginia Tech from April 4-6

Eric Whitacre: His Thoughts and His Music
A Guest Residency at Virginia Tech

?the hottest thing in choral music
-- Philadelphia Inquirer

?works of unearthly beauty and imagination, [with] electric, chilling harmonies
-- Los Angeles Times


All rehearsals and presentations are free admission, open to the public.

Tickets for the Thursday concert are available at the door--
$5.00 general,
$3.00 students & seniors

Wednesday, April 5th

2:30-4:00p.m. with the University Symphonic Wind Ensemble in Squires 243 (see map) rehearsing Lux Aurumque, Cloudburst, Noisy Wheels

4:15-5:15p.m. with University Chamber Singers in the Recital Salon rehearsing A Boy and A Girl

5:30-6:30p.m. with the University Concert Choir in the Recital Salon rehearsing Little Birds

7:45-8:40p.m. ?Meet the Composer?an informal chat with Eric Whitacre? at Blacksburg High School Auditorium

8:45 ? 10:00p.m. Rehearsal of Ghost Train Trilogy at the BHS auditorium with the University Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Thursday, April 6th

2:00-3:00p.m. with the Music Ed Lab group?discussing latest works, etc, in Squires 243

3:35-4:45p.m. with the University Women?s Chorale in the Recital Salon rehearsing Five Hebrew Love Songs

8:00p.m. Concert: ?Eric Whitacre and His Music?, in the Commonwealth Ballroom, located in the Squires Student Center
--a 90-minute performance with the University Choirs and Symphonic Wind Ensemble