05.20.17 (8pm), Saturday
Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church
7127 Bee Cave Rd, Austin, TX
Preconcert talk by Songs for Muska composer Jocelyn Hagen at 7pm (included in ticket)
Only one Austin performance!
Craig Hella Johnson will curate an eclectic and refreshing program featuring an 18-voice Conspirare ensemble singing across a broad musical spectrum. Classical, folk and popular styles and idioms will be represented in a musical journey that explores the search for freedom and peace in the modern world.
Featuring a Workshop Performance of Songs for Muska
Also included will be a workshop performance of a newly commissioned choral work for Conspirare from composer Jocelyn Hagen based upon folk poetry by Pashtun women. From Jocelyn Hagen: “This new work brings life to poetry written by repressed female poets of Afghanistan, and sheds light on an astounding oral tradition that not even the harshest of regimes could completely suppress.” Songs for Muska will include landays (2-line folk couplets) and other poems translated by Eliza Griswold (journalist and co-author of I Am the Beggar of the World ) and Farzana Marie (poet and president of Civil Vision International).
Artists PerformingConspirare Singers