“Grammy Award-winning Eric Whitacre conducts Kantorei, along with the Lamont Symphony Orchestra Strings, in the premiere performance of this orchestral version of his “The Sacred Veil,” commissioned by Kantorei for these performances. ‘The Sacred Veil’ is a 12-movement work and the most recent collaboration between Eric Whitacre and poet/lyricist Charles Anthony Silvestri. It tells a story of life, love and loss. Silvestri’s wife, Julie, died of ovarian cancer at age 36 in 2005, leaving two young children. Including texts from Silvestri, Whitacre and Julie herself, the intimate, compelling score tells a story of courtship, love, loss and the search for solace. Although inspired by this extraordinary and moving friendship, the piece does not mention Julie by name and shares a very human journey –one that so many of us can relate to. With Lamont Symphony Orchestra Strings.”
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