Announcing the 2018/19 Season!
I Dream a World
Craig Hella Johnson and Conspirare are excited to come together with you for a 25th anniversary season of dynamic musical offerings inspired by the poem “I Dream a World” by Langston Hughes.  Gather with us to launch a new era of music that speaks with freshness, directness, vibrancy, connectivity and an awareness of today's world. Voices of the past dance with voices of today during this silver anniversary year!
Bach Plus weaves the jubilant motets of J.S Bach with poetry and a premiere from cutting-edge composer  Ted Hearne .
 Rarely performed together, the motets represent the pinnacle of baroque musical composition, weaving a playful and powerful musical tapestry. Let Conspirare’s dazzling virtuosity take your breath away in this season opener.

November 16 The Chapel of the Incarnate Word
San Antonio*
November 17 St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church
Awaken your soul with the legendary Conspirare Christmas concert.
This enchanted musical journey reinvents the traditional holiday concert with an eloquent collage of musical genres curated by Conspirare Artistic Director Craig Hella Johnson. This year beloved Austin Blues artist Ruthie Foster and Grammy award–winning Singer/Songwriter Matt Alber take the stage with Grammy award–winning Conspirare.
December 6 Victoria Bach Festival (Victoria*)
December 7 St. Luke’s UMC (Houston*)
December 8 & 9 The Carillon (Austin)
December 10 The Long Center (Austin)
December 11 Tobin Center (San Antonio*)

Hope of Loving showcases the contemporary choral repertoire of socially conscious composer Jake Runestad.
Runestad’s evocative music speaks to the current questions of our time and examines the human condition and connection. This concert will become Conspirare’s next album.

January 18 & 19 St. Martin’s Lutheran Church
Get excited about the voices of today during  March Moderns,  a festival of new works. Delight in the Conspirare listening experience with new music for voices and instruments. Deepen your experience during conversations with composers and artists before and after the concerts. Join us for the world premiere of  Songs for Muska , composed by 2017-2018 American Prize winner  Jocelyn Hagen . Hagen’s musical textures and colors sing in these settings of landays (2-line Pashto folk poems) translated by Eliza Griswold and Farzana Marie’s translations of poems by young Afghani women.
 
Launch your March Moderns journey with  Vanguard,  showcasing extraordinary works for voices by three of today’s boldest compositional voices:  Caroline Shaw Anna Thorvaldsdottir , and  Andrea Clearfield Kile Smith’s ethereal new work a setting of St. John of the Cross’  Spiritual Canticle  for voices, three cellos, and vibraphone, will surround listeners in a sensual sound bath to close the festival.
 
March 26  Vanguard St. Martin's Lutheran Church
March 29 Songs for Muska Bates Recital Hall
March 31 Canticle  St. Martin's Lutheran Church
Don’t miss Conspirare Symphonic Choir as they join the Austin Symphony for a sublime performance of Brahms Requiem.

February 22 & 23 The Long Center*
Hear the magic of Conspirare Youth Choirs this season.
CYC's winter concert Snow Angel , is built on themes of ice and snow, anchored on a five movement work by Sarah Quartel . The Spring concert, Moonrise , will explore themes related to the ocean, boats, and water.

SAVE THE DATES
December 14 & 15 Snow Angel
May 3 & 4 Moonrise
2018 marks the 20th anniversary of Matthew Shepard’s untimely death and the promise of his fierce legacy. This season, Considering Matthew Shepard will be presented in 12 cities.
9/12 Chicago, Illinois
9/14 Goshen, Indiana
9/16 Midland, Michigan
9/17 Bowling Green, Ohio
10/6 Laramie, Wyoming
10/7 Ft. Collins, Colorado
10/10 Greencastle, Indiana
10/12 Fargo, North Dakota
10/17 Andover, Massachusetts
4/13 Stanford, California
4/16 Tucson, Arizona

Additional locations to be announced soon!

TICKETS SALES BEGIN JULY 16TH!

Priority ticket sales for Austin performances will open on Monday, July 16th for donors of who have made a total annual gift of $500 or more between July 1, 2017–June 30, 2018. Eligible donors will receive ticket ordering information the first week of July.

Austin performance tickets go on sale to the public Monday, August 1st.
Purchase tickets at conspirare.org
or by calling the box office at 512.474.5664

Bach Plus
*The November 18th San Antonio performance of Bach Plus i s presented by The Chapel of the Incarnate Word. Tickets on–sale date TBA.

* Conspirare Christmas Tickets
December 6: presented by the Victoria Bach Festival. Tickets available beginning September 1st at victoriabachfestival.org

*December 7th: presented by St. Luke's United Methodist Church.Tickets available beginning August 1st at stlukesmethodist.org

*Tickets for the December 11th performance of Conspirare Christmas at the Tobin Center in San Antonio will be availablebeginning August 1st at tobincenter.org

Brahms Requiem
*Tickets for the Brahms Requiem are available from the Austin Symphony beginning August 13th at austinsymphony.org

Considering Matthew Shepard
Considering Matthew Shepard tickets are available through each presenter. Box office links will be posted as they become available at conspirare.org/event/considering-matthew-shepard-encore-2018/



Dream a world with us through song
as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of an extraordinary musical journey!

As our world has changed over the past 25 years, our mission to enrich lives and engage the heart with listening experiences grounded in creativity, integrity, and devotion to world–class choral performances remains constant.


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