US Tour: ACDA Conference, premieres and talks

From February 24 to March 10, Ēriks will be touring the US attending premieres and performances of his works, giving talks on his music and work with choirs.

Ēriks will be attending the 2017 ACDA National Conference in Minneapolis. The conference programme includes the following performances of his works as well as a meet and greet:

Only In Sleep
performed by Youth Chorale of Central Minnesota Concert Choir and Garrett Lathe, conductor
— March 8, 9:00 AM • Orchestra Hall
— March 8, 4:00 PM • Central Lutheran Church

performed by Fountain Valley High School Troubadours and Kevin Tison, conductor
— March 9, 1:00 PM • Orchestra Hall
— March 9, 4:30 PM • Central Lutheran Church

There Will Come Soft Rains (world premiere)
performed by University of Louisville Cardinal Singers and Kent Hatteberg, conductor
— March 9, 1:30 PM • Orchestra Hall
— March 9, 5:00 PM • Central Lutheran Church

Nunc Dimittis
performed by Oklahoma State University Concert Chorale and Z. Randall Stroope, conductor
— March 9, 1:30 PM • Central Lutheran Church
— March 9, 5:00 PM • Orchestra Hall

Meet & Greet with Ēriks
— March 9, 10:00-11:00 AM • Edition Peters booth

On February 27, he will be present at the world premiere of his work I believe during the finale event of Southwestern's annual Music Festival at the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas. He will also be attending practise sessions with the festival's participants.

On March 1, Ēriks will visit Knox College Choir in Galesburg to work with the choir and give a public lecture about his music. On February 26, the Knox College Choir will perform the world premiere of Leaves, which was commissioned by the choir and director Laura Lane.

On March 4, Choir of the West, Choral Union and the Pacific Lutheran University Symphony Orchestra with directors Dr. Richard Nance and Dr. Jeffrey Bell-Hanson will present the North American premiere of Ēriks' Nordic Light Symphony. Prior to the concert, Ēriks will present the premiere of a documentary on his research trips to the Arctic region as part of the Nordic Light project. The events will be in the Eastvold Auditorium of PLU's Karen Hille Phillips Performing Arts Center in Tacoma.

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