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Considering Matthew Shepard

June 15, 2018 @ 8:30 pm

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In October of 1998, Matthew Shepard, a young gay student at the University of Wyoming in Laramie was kidnapped, severely beaten, tied to a fence and left to die in a lonely field under a blanket of stars. Five days later, when Matt passed away, the world was watching. Approaching the eve of the 20th anniversary, acclaimed GRAMMY®-winning conductor Craig Hella Johnson has created a musical response to Shepard’s tragic and untimely death that seeks to both celebrate his life and explore how we can use tragedy as a means to discover our common humanity. Led on the piano by Johnson, this choral drama features the full 30-member GRAMMY®-winning Conspirare choir, a small instrumental ensemble and projected imagery. Taking place as part of the City of West Hollywood and WeHo Arts’ One City One Pride commemoration of this important anniversary.

This event is part of IGNITE @ the FORD!, a series presented by the Ford Theatre Foundation composed of world-renowned contemporary artists whose work is thought-provoking and reflects the world in which we live. Supported by Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl.

Guest Appearances:

June 15: Metropolitan Master Chorale, Phyllis Bailey Brooks & Friends, Tonality and USC Chamber Singers

June 16: Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles, Trans Chorus of Los Angeles and VOX Femina

For more information, visit www.fordtheatres.org/calendar/considering-matthew-shepard.


June 15, 2018
8:30 pm
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John Anson Ford Theatres
2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East
Hollywood, CA 90068 United States
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