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Top 10 Performances That Transported Me in 2004
Robert Faires lists his favorite theatre, dance, and classical productions of 2004
"...3) Midsummer Night's Renaissance (Conspirare) In a broiling June, no more divine haven from..."

Jan. 7, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Culture Flash!
Stephen Mills in Montreal, Conspirare in the studio, the Blanton's first Impressionist painting, and party for the Texas Biennial
"...Award-winning Austin chamber choir Conspirare spent last weekend wowing audiences in San Francisco and..."

Aug. 6, 2004 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Austin Critics Table Nominations, 2003-2004
The full list of nominations for the 2003-2004 Austin Critics Table Awards, recognizing outstanding achievements in local theatre, dance, classical music, and visual art
"...Bach: Mass in B Minor, Conspirare..."

May 14, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Where in the World Is Einojuhani Rautavaara?
The singular, compelling choral music of the Baltic Sea countries has grown in popularity, so Conspirare is exploring the region's sounds in Cool Blue, its first concert of 2004
"'re Craig Hella Johnson, artistic director for the choir Conspirare, in which case you know what a rich repertoire..."

Feb. 6, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Bach: B Minor Mass
The Conspirare choir can do anything, from communicating a work's sonorous beauty to delivering well-placed, carefully planned emotional punches, and they did both in their recent performance of the Bach B Minor Mass.
"...Conspirare's performance of Bach's B Minor Mass amazed and moved,..."

Oct. 10, 2003 Arts Review by Jerry Young

Alexander Nevsky
To accompany the screening of Alexander Nevsky, Eisenstein's 1938 epic film about the 13th-century Russian hero and the army he led to defeat a German invasion, maestro Peter Bay led his own army -- some 200 musicians from the Austin Symphony and Conspirare choir -- that performed Prokofiev's epic score with grandeur and a stirring power.
" army of its own, with support from the Conspirare chorus. Perhaps as many as 200 artists crowded the..."

May 30, 2003 Arts Review by Robi Polgar

Sergei's Big Score
Austin Symphony conductor Peter Bay has tremendous regard for both Sergei Prokofiev's score and Sergei Eisenstein's images for the 1938 film Alexander Nevsky, and as he prepares for a live performance of the score as the film is being shown, he talks about this remarkable fusion of image and music and what's involved in performing it live.
"...three decades later, Bay will lead the Austin Symphony, Conspirare, and mezzo-soprano Rose Taylor in a live performance of..."

May 23, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Critics Table Nominations, 2002-2003
The full list of nominations for the 2002-2003 Austin Critics Table Awards, recognizing outstanding achievements in local theatre, dance, classical music, and visual art
"...Life Stories, Conspirare..."

May 9, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Critic's Picks
Arts & Entertainment
"...Best Vocal ConspiracistsConspirare Choir..."

Oct. 5, 2001 Best of Austin Feature

Art Fun in the Summertime
"...476-5775.New Texas Festival: Songs of Garcia Lorca The Festival's Conspirare Choir performs Lorca's "Poema de la Ciguiriya Gitana" as..."

May 21, 1999 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Robert Faires' Top 10 Dance and Classical Treasures of 2017
Much outstanding new dance and music this year took its cue from the world around us and pressing social issues
"...9) CONSIDERING MATTHEW SHEPARD (Conspirare) Craig Hella Johnson's heartfelt work is an American requiem,..."

Dec. 29, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Critics Table Tops at 25
The nominees for the 2016-17 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Concert/Opera Autumn Song, Conspirare The Flying Dutchman, Austin Opera Mahler: Symphony No. 6,..."

May 22, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Robert Faires' Top 10 Classical Music / Dance Treasures of 2016
The richest work in dance and classical music this year ran the gamut from a dance in a backyard pool to an opera about Cold War brainwashing
"...AUTUMN SONG (Conspirare)..."

Dec. 30, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Creative Alliance's Summit Report
The service organization moves beyond talk with four ideas on how the city can expand its cultural infrastructure
"...Austin Classical Guitar, Austin Chamber Music Center, and Conspirare are collaboratively developing the idea of a concert hall..."

April 15, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Patty Griffin Leads Local Grammy Nominations
Lone Star accolades span country, gospel, folk, and R&B
"...And lest we forget (because we did initially), Conspirare again nets recognition for Best Choral Performance, this time..."

Dec. 7, 2015 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Art Par Excellence
The nominees for the 2014-15 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Muhly: How Little You Are, Conspirare/Austin Classical Guitar/Texas Performing Arts..."

May 20, 2015 Arts Post

Playback: Dale Watson's Ameripolitan Dream
Outlaws wanted (for Awards), God calls back Gean West, and SXSW wristbands back on sale!
"...nominations at the Grammys Sunday, but local vocal ensemble Conspirare snatched golden gramophones for Best Choral Performance. Austin City..."

Feb. 13, 2015 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Top 10 Dance/Classical Music Treasures of 2014
It was a year in which the personal shone through in dance and classical works small and large
"...7) PATH OF MIRACLES (Conspirare) Craig Hella Johnson gave listeners another chance to make..."

Jan. 2, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Season's Repeatings
Austin Chamber Music Center's lessons on developing a holiday tradition with A Charlie Brown Christmas
" a cultural event – The Nutcracker, Handel's Messiah, Conspirare Christmas – which arts organizations count on. When audiences..."

Dec. 5, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

'How Wild the Sea'
Pulitzer Prize winner Kevin Puts brings waves into the concert hall with new symphonic work
"...for the premiere of two choral works commissioned by Conspirare, "If I Were a Swan" and To Touch the..."

Nov. 29, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

What the Hell Is Going On, Austin Arts Scene?
Here: Some nuggets of news from the frontlines of local culture.
" speak) to work with internationally renowned choral group Conspirare...."

Nov. 21, 2013 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Top 10 (+1) Dance/Classical Music Treasures of 2012
In 2012, dance memorably explored profound topics, and classical embraced Charlie Brown and George Washington
"...4) AUSTIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND CONSPIRARE Having Peter Bay and Craig Hella Johnson alternate as..."

Jan. 4, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top 10 Ensembles of 2012
The year's most memorable groupings in classical music, dance, and theatre
"...8) CONSPIRARE AND AUSTIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA These groups joined forces for..."

Jan. 4, 2013 Arts Feature by Adam Roberts

Culture Flash!
Payne Theatre Award winners, new companies at home at the Long Center, and an arts administrator gets more classical work
" classical source to another. Three weeks after leaving Conspirare, where she spent three years as executive director, Wilson..."

Nov. 2, 2012 Arts Column

All Over Creation: Sweet Release
"...myself was in pursuit of a chance to sing. Conspirare was hosting one of its regular Big Sing programs..."

March 2, 2012 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Texas Performing Arts
A major grant lets UT's arts presenter boost the profile of classical music
"...of guitars involving the Austin Classical Guitar Society and Conspirare. Another quarter of the grant will go toward a..."

July 1, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Art To Enchant
The winners of the 2010-11 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...which won three awards and a special citation; and Conspirare's concert series Renaissance & Response: Polyphony Then and Now...."

June 10, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Ensemble VIII
Austin's new professional chorus is the perfect size for singing early music
"...elite category among professional choirs. Most, such as Austin's Conspirare or Dallas' Orpheus Chamber Singers, are much larger. You..."

May 13, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Howdy, Pardner!
In 2010, the watchword among Austin creatives was 'collaboration'
"...UT). Classical music, meanwhile, made more international connections, with Conspirare scoring a Dutch Grammy for its CD Requiem; UT's..."

Jan. 7, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Cuando los Disfraces se Cuelgan / Carmina Burana and Kai
Completeness from Delfos Danza Contemporánea, mixed results from Ballet Austin
"...the ballet's collaboration with the Austin Symphony Orchestra and Conspirare in Carmina is laudable, the dance fell flat in..."

Oct. 1, 2010 Arts Review by Jonelle Seitz

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