Spirited Conversations: Behind the Scores with Special Guest Dan Forrest
From the venue:
Join us for our next live broadcast! Eavesdrop on Atlanta Master Chorale Artistic Director Eric Nelson and the acclaimed composer and educator, Dan Forrest.
Forrest has been described as having “an undoubted gift for writing beautiful music that is truly magical”, with works hailed as “magnificent, very cleverly constructed sound sculpture”. His music has sold millions of copies, and has become well established in the repertoire of choirs in the U.S. and abroad.
Atlanta Master Chorale has enjoyed performing many of Dan’s compositions, including “i thank You God for most this amazing day”, which we commissioned and premiered in October 2018. During their interview, Eric and Dan will take a deeper dive into what it was like to write the piece.
You’ll also hear about the path Dan took that led him to success as a composer, insights into his compositional process, and his advice for young composers.