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NS+ Concert: Jad Abumrad showcase in collaboration with Eric Whitacre

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80 North 6th Street

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Doors at 6:30PM
Advance $35 | At the Door $42

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MacArthur Award-winning radio host Jad Abumrad takes a break from his More Perfect and RadioLab shows for a welcome return to National Sawdust. The sometime composer follows up his recent NS+ program (showcasing composer-musicians Glenn Kotche, Nick Hakim, and Caroline Shaw) to curate a lineup that will include his own work: he’ll share excerpts from a work-in-process created in collaboration with composer and conductor Eric Whitacre. Additional program and artist details to be announced.

Jad Abumrad

Jad Abumrad is the host and creator of Radiolab, which reaches roughly 7 million people per month. He’s been called a “master of the radio craft” for his unique ability to combine cutting edge sound-design, cinematic storytelling and a personal approach to explaining complex topics, from the stochasticity of tumor cells to the mathematics of morality. Jad studied creative writing and music composition at Oberlin College in Ohio. He composes much of the music for Radiolab, and in the past has composed music for film, theater and dance.

Radiolab has received multiple Peabody Awards (2011 & 2015), the highest honor in broadcasting. And in 2011 Jad received the prestigious MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship.

Eric Whitacre

Grammy-winning composer and conductor Eric Whitacre is one of the most popular musicians of our time. His concert music has been performed throughout the world by millions of amateur and professional musicians alike, while his ground-breaking Virtual Choirs have united singers from over 110 different countries. A graduate of The Juilliard School of Music, Eric was recently appointed Artist in Residence with the Los Angeles Master Chorale, having completed a five-year term as Composer in Residence at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge University, UK.

As conductor of the Eric Whitacre Singers, he has released several chart-topping albums including Light and Gold (2011). A sought-after guest conductor, Eric has conducted choral and instrumental concerts around the globe, including sold-out concerts with the London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Minnesota Orchestra. In addition to several collaborations with legendary Hollywood composer Hans Zimmer, he has worked with British pop icons Laura Mvula, Imogen Heap and Annie Lennox.

A charismatic speaker, Eric has given keynote addresses for many Fortune 500 companies and global institutions including Apple, Google, the World Economic Forum in Davos, the United Nations Speaker’s Programme and two main stage TED talks.

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