The Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum, Harvard Glee Club, and Radcliffe Choral Society, with Grammy® Award-winning conductor and composer Craig Hella Johnson, present the East Coast premiere of Considering Matthew Shepard, a “fusion-oratorio” that tells the story of the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard and its aftermath.
Sanders Theatre – Memorial Hall 8pm | Saturday, April 2
Students $10 (SEF eligible) | General starting at $20
In October 1998, a shocking hate crime was committed against Matthew Shepard, who was brutally beaten and left tied to a fence to die. Shepard’s story haunted Johnson for years and finally impelled him to compose a musical response to this tragedy. “The entire [compositional] process has been about asking questions, particularly this enduring question of whether or not love itself is part of our essential nature, even amidst the many painful and confounding realities of our existence,” said Johnson.