Conspirare presents Considering Matthew Shepard

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Conspirare presents Considering Matthew Shepard, a world premiere of a major work by Craig Hella Johnson. An ensemble of 29 singers and eight instrumentalists will lead the listener through a tapestry of musical textures and styles.

In October 1998 a shocking hate crime was committed against Matthew Shepard, who was brutally beaten and left tied to a fence to die. Shepard’s story haunted Conspirare’s Grammy® award-winning Artistic Director Craig Hella Johnson for years and finally impelled him to compose, in response, this groundbreaking contemporary oratorio.

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AISD Performing Arts Center
1500 Barbara Jordan Blvd.
Austin, TX 78723


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