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March 2011, New York View Online

Thursday, April 7, 2011
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In recent years Eric Whitacre has gained acclaim as one of the world's most popular choral composers with his heartfelt, evocative music. His album Light & Gold debuted in October at #1 on the Billboard Classical chart, following close on the heels of the phenomenal success of his first "virtual choir"—where 185 singers from 12 different countries recorded and posted on YouTube the soprano, alto, tenor, and bass parts of Whitacre's Lux Aurumque (Watch a video of this piece). Whitacre presented his experience of the virtual choir in a TEDTalk in March 2010.

Late last year the composer sent out a call to his fans on Facebook and Twitter for "Virtual Choir 2011"—which resulted in more than 2,000 singers uploading their renditions of Whitacre's composition Sleep on YouTube.

Join us at the Paley Center for a discussion with Eric Whitacre and the premiere screening of Virtual Choir 2011 performing Sleep. Follow the live tweets @PaleyCenter on Twitter and use #VirtualChoir #PaleyLiveNY to join the conversation!

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DocFest Pitch Workshop Director Makes Good!

The Paley Center congratulates Aaron Schock on the theatrical release of his film Circo. Aaron is the 2008 winner of the Paley Center's DocFest Pitch Workshop. Circo opens at the IFC Center in NYC on April 1, 2011. The film's Los Angeles theatrical release is on April 8, 2011, at the Nuart Theater.
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Breakfast with Google's Marissa Mayer

Marissa Mayer, Google's vice president of consumer products, visited the Media Council for a Roundtable Breakfast on March 14. In a wide-ranging conversation with Paley Center President and CEO Pat Mitchell, Mayer discussed what she likes about Facebook, Google Maps going 40% mobile, and the role of social media in promoting democracy around the world. And look for the livestreams of these upcoming Media Council talks.
Watch video and view photos from the event.

Paley Center's Window on Japan Screenings with Carnegie Hall

Carnegie Hall has dedicated its JapanNYC festival to the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
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