Hear Me Out

University Prebyterian & Online via conspirare.org
Austin, TX
Event date: 
07 Oct 2022 to 08 Oct 2022
Start Time: 
8:00 pm Central
Conductor / Keynote Speaker: 
Craig Hella Johnson

Conspirare and Miro Quartet present 15 world premieres in a dynamic two part concert! 

Refresh your soul with music composed for our time.  

Event info & stream at https://www.conspirare.org/hear-me-out/

Conspirare and the Miró Quartet come together to invoke music’s restorative power, commissioning 15 diverse composers across North America to create works for voices and string quartet that respond to our time and the stresses in it.  This two part concert features  world premieres from Alex Berko, Abbie Betinis, Christopher Cerrone, Saunder Choi, Carlos Cordero, Eliza Gilkyson, Jocelyn Hagen, Ted Hearne, Craig Hella Johnson, Shara Nova, Gabriela Ortiz, Graham Reynolds, Michael Schachter, Derrick Skye, Dale Trumbore, and Dorothy Walters.

This response to our times originated with a look back two centuries – at the life and work of Ludwig van Beethoven.  Composers responded to Beethoven’s music, to Beethoven himself, or set Beethoven aside and responded to the times we’re all living through. Craig Hella Johnson encouraged composers to “Write what you need to write right now, write from the soil of you.” Musical selections will also include movements from Beethoven’s late string quartets.

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