Eric Whitacre Soars with VC4: Fly to Paradise

Posted: July 23, 2013 in opera
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In his latest Virtual Choirs video, classical composer Eric Whitacre dares to take his distinct classical choir to a new younger audience with video game inspired graphics and a digital music sound. Many classical composers avoid moving their music into the popular music genre as the elites in the classical world often criticize such musicians for “selling out” the art form. But as someone who is also hoping to move a traditional classical form – opera – into the Digital Age with Libertaria: The Virtual Opera, I applaud Eric Whitacre for taking classical music back into the realm that it was originally intended as music for the masses.

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