Shining Night: A Portrait of Composer Morten Lauridsen (film)

30 Mar 2012

New York, NY

Special Event


New York Society for Ethical Culture (2 West 64th Street)



Presenting Organization/Ensemble:

Distinguished Concerts International New York

Conductor/Keynote Speaker:

Morten Lauridsen, Eric Whitacre, Michael Stillwater

DCINY presents the New York premiere of Shining Light, a documentary film by Michael Stillwater about composer Morten Lauridsen.


Exploring the relationship of art, nature, and spirituality, Shining Night, a new film by Michael Stillwater, conveys the richness and breadth of composer Morten Lauridsen's life, with a soundtrack featuring his masterworks. The film received its world premiere in February at the American Documentary Film Festival in Palm Springs in advance of this DCINY New York premiere. Wall Street Journal critic Terry Teachout praises Lauridsen’s “radiantly beautiful music,” calling the film “a heartening rarity, a thoroughly intelligent classical-music program that strikes an appropriate balance between words and music.”

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the composer, filmmaker Michael Stillwater and Eric Whitacre.

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