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Considering Matthew Shepard

  • New York Society for Ethical Culture Concert Hall 2 West 64th Street New York, NY, 10023 United States (map)

Ticket: $20-40 in advance; $25-$45 at the door.

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Considering Matthew Shepard is a three-part fusion oratorio about Matthew Shepard, a young, gay student who was kidnapped, severely beaten, tied to a fence and left to die. The story is illustrated by a variety of musical styles seamlessly woven into a unified whole and a wide range of poetic and soulful texts by poets Hildegard of Bingen, Lesléa Newman, Michael Dennis Browne, and Rumi. Passages from Matt’s personal journal, interviews and writings from his parents Judy and Dennis Shepard, newspaper reports and additional texts by Johnson and Browne are poignantly appointed throughout the work.

Pre-concert talk - 3:15 pm

Considering Matthew Shepard Craig Hella Johnson (b. 1962)
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