Vanguard: 03.26.19 (7:30pm),Tuesday
Songs for Muska: 03.29.19 (8:00pm), Friday
Canticle: 03.31.19 (4:00pm), Sunday
You’re invited to join us at Scholz Garten 607 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701) immediately following Canticle to toast the March Moderns Festival. Conspirare will be providing beverages and appetizers.
Grammy-award winning vocal ensemble Conspirare returns to its festival roots with March Moderns. Join us for concerts where world-class singing meets the music of today’s boldest and most influential composers. Get your tickets today for a week that will captivate and inspire!
March Moderns concerts will take listeners on a week-long musical journey with by national and global voices from the United States to Iceland to Afghanistan. Selections explore relevant topics of freedom, equality, love, and the human condition. March Moderns includes an incredible roster of singers, instrumentalists, and poets; world and regional premieres; and insightful pre-concert talks before each performance.
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) translatedby Eliza Griswold and Farzana Marie’s translations of poems by young Afghan 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, Andrea Clearfield, Rosephayne Powell, Felicia Sandler, and Jocelyn Hagen.
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 conclude the festival.
Artists PerformingConspirare Singers
- Mela Dailey
- Esteli Gomez
- Gitanjali Mathur
- Stefanie Moore
- Kathlene Ritch
- Alissa Ruth Suver
- Shari Alise Wilson
- Stephen Redfield, violin
- Caleb Polashek, violin
- Bruce Williams, viola
- Douglas Harvey, cello
- Utah Hamrick, double bass
- Anna Park, cello
- Sara Nelson, cello
- Matthew Teodori, percussion/vibraphone
- Thomas Burritt, percussion
- Faith DeBow, piano
- Rachel Brandwein, harp
- Joel Hobbs, mandolin
- Joshua Chai, rehearsal pianist