Whitacre is that rare thing, a modern composer who is both popular and original.
- The Daily Telegraph, London
In our second concert of the year, the Queensland Wind Orchestra performs music by one of the greatest living wind band composers: Eric Whitacre, and from those composers who influence him. Whitacre is one of the most widely-performed and popular composers of our time. His first album as a composer and conductor on Decca/Universal, Light & Gold, won a Grammy in 2012 and became the number one classical album in the US and UK in its first week. His second album, Water Night was released on Decca in April 2012, and debuted at number one on the iTunes and Billboard classical charts on the day of release.
He studied at the Julliard School (New York), earning his Master of Music degree under the guidance of Pulitzer Prize and Oscar-winning composer, John Corigliano.
Join us as we feature:
Tickets are $20 Adults | $15 Students / Concession card holders | $10 Children (12 years and younger), and are available here.
We're proud to continue to support Inspire - where your child can join us and sit with the band during sound check, and then ask the musicians questions about their instrument. All you need to do is purchase an Inspire ticket for your child.
Old Museum Building Concert Hall
480 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills QLD 4006