Montclair Man Infuses Classical Compositions with Rock & Roll and R&B

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photo: Michael Reitman With his new album, Modern Sounds in Classical Music, Eric Heilner fully embodies the concept of “coming full circle.” His deep family legacy of classical music, including his father who was a member of Aaron Copland’s Young Composers Group and his sister who led the group Animal Logic, ensured Eric’s musical proclivities were always going to appear, and reappear, throughout his life. As a child, Eric excelled at piano, and after college he toured with and opened for acts like The Byrds and a pre-iconic Bruce Springsteen. Soon, once age 30 arrived and “adulting” was expe…

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