Artistic Director and Founder of Conspirare, Craig Hella Johnson discusses his first large-scale compostition, "Considering Matthew Shepard" for voices and instruments.Inspired by the life and tragic death of Matthew Shepard, this work is a "classical fusion oratoria". We'll have the composer's insights with musical examples. (Dianne Donovan/ producer/host/editor-59 minutes)

The piece will have its world-premiere in Austin, on February 20th, with a second performance in Austin, on February 21st, at AISD Performing Arts Center.

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