Hear Me Out

Conspirare & Miró Quartet

Hear Me Out: Part One

10.07.22 at 8:00pm

University Presbyterian
2203 San Antonio St.
Austin, TX 78705

Hear Me Out: Part Two

10.08.22 at 8:00pm

University Presbyterian
2203 San Antonio St.
Austin, TX 78705

Conspirare and the Miró Quartet come together to invoke music’s restorative power, commissioning 15 diverse composers across North America to create works for voices and string quartet that respond to our time and the stresses in it. Featuring world premieres from Alex Berko, Abbie Betinis, Christopher Cerrone, Saunder Choi, Carlos Cordero, Eliza Gilkyson, Jocelyn Hagen, Ted Hearne, Craig Hella Johnson, Shara Nova, Gabriela Ortiz, Graham Reynolds, Michael Schachter, Derrick Skye, Dale Trumbore, and Dorothy Walters.

This response to our times originated with a look back two centuries – at the life and work of Ludwig van Beethoven.  Composers responded to Beethoven’s music, to Beethoven himself, or set Beethoven aside and responded to the times we’re all living through. Craig Hella Johnson encouraged composers to “Write what you need to write right now, write from the soil of you.” Musical selections will also include movements from Beethoven’s late string quartets.

The world premieres will be presented over two evenings– attend both and save 25% on tickets!

Stay tuned for information on opportunities to connect with the composers in special events.

Ticket prices:

Hella Circle: $15 – $135
General Public: $30 – $150
Students: $10
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