Craig Hella Johnson's "Considering Matthew Shepard" to be released September 9
Considering Matthew Shepard is Album of the Week and Available to Stream Exclusively at WQXR/Q2 MUSIC Through September 5
Grammy®-winning founder and Artistic Director of Conspirare Craig Hella Johnson presents the world première recording of Considering Matthew Shepard — Johnson's musical response to the tragic death of a young gay man who has become an American icon and a symbol for hope and empowerment.
In October 1998 Matthew Shepard, a young, gay college student at the University of Wyoming was severely beaten, tied to a fence and left to die in a lonely field under a blanket of stars. When Shepard passed away, five days later, an incensed world looked on. Shepard’s story inspired Craig Hella Johnson to compose his first concert-length work. Considering Matthew Shepard is a three-part passion told in Johnson’s signature “collage” style . At a time when the world is so troubled, the relevance of Considering Matthew Shepard is undeniable.
For a limited time stream "Considering Matthew Shepard" exclusively at WQXR Q2Music.
CD RELEASE PARTY on SEPTEMBER 7! Waterloo Records and Conspirare Throw the Best Parties!
Swing by and meet Craig Hella Johnson and members of Conspirare
Wednesday September 7 from 5:30-7pm at Waterloo Records
Winter 2017 performance are planned for January 29 and 30, 2017 at Texas A&M University’s Rudder Theatre. PBS affiliate KLRU will film Considering Matthew Shepard at the Moody Theatre in Austin, Texas on January 31 and February 1, 2017.