Welcome

Thanks for coming to visit my site!
Here you can find out more about me,
what I’m up to, what I’m writing,
and my ensemble, The Esoterics.

Eric Banks

Upcoming Performances

To tell the sea (2010)
from The Syrian seasons,
setting a poem by Nizar Qabbani,
in Arabic and English, translated by the composer
performed by The Thirteen
directed by Matthew Robertson
in the concert series ON THE MIGRATION OF SOULS

14 October 2017 | 730pm
St. Columba’s Church | 4201 Albemarle St | Washington DC

The right day (2016)
setting verses on love and compassion
by Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness, the XIV Dalai Lama,
commissioned by Yogi Omar
performed by the Vancouver Men’s Chorus
directed by Willi Zwozdesky
in the concert series IN CONCERT

18 November 2017 | 730pm
First Metropolitan United Church | 932 Balmoral Road | Victoria BC

I wrote your name and I asked the wind (2012)
from The Syrian seasons,
setting poems by Nizar Qabbani,
in Arabic and English, translated by the composer
performed by the San Francisco Girls Chorus
directed by Valérie Sainte-Agathe
in the concert series GREETINGS FROM ALL SEASONS!

18 December 2017 | 730pm
Davies Symphony Hall | 201 Van Ness Avenue | San Francisco CA

Current Projects

The river of love (2017)
a choral dialogue, setting fifteen couplet by Amir Khusro
in Hindavi and English, translated by the composer,
commissioned by Robert and Ali Alexander,
as a gift on the event of their wedding,
to be premiered by The Esoterics

9 February 2017 | 800pm
St Stephen’s Episcopal Church | 4805 NE 45th Street | Seattle
10 February 2017 | 800pm
Holy Rosary Catholic Church | 4142 42nd Avenue SW | West Seattle
11 February 2017 | 700pm
Christ Episcopal Church | 310 North K Street | Tacoma