The 2016-2017 Vocal Arts Ensemble Season
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Buy Tickets: Considering Matthew Shepard
March 5 @ 5:00 pm
STUDENT TICKETS JUST $10
“In composing this piece, I wanted to create, within a musical framework, a space for reflection, consideration and unity around his life and legacy.”
– Craig Hella Johnson
Composer & VAE Music Director
2017 GRAMMY Nominee
VAE Music Director Craig Hella Johnson returns to Cincinnati to conduct his own Considering Matthew Shepard, a musical response to the tragic death of a young man who has become an American icon and a symbol for hope and empowerment. This transcendent performance, VAE’s first in Xavier University’s stunning Gallagher Theatre, will feature instrumentalists and lighting, costume, and set design by the Cincinnati Opera.