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Conspirare's Hope of Loving
This concert of works by Jake Runestad conveyed a sense of love as a force that soothes, enlightens, and heals
"...To say love was everywhere in Conspirare's first concert of 2019, that it was as pervasive..."

Jan. 25, 2019 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Conspirare Sings at Matthew Shepard Interment
Austin choral ensemble performed at National Cathedral service
"...Conspirare has garnered many honors through the years, but the..."

Oct. 26, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Five Recommended Arts Events This Weekend
Because you don’t want to miss a good Austin thing
"...his entire career. And since the show also features Conspirare, Panoramic Voices, Ballet Austin, UT’s Marching Band, the African..."

June 29, 2018 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Peter Bay’s MASS Appeal
The local maestro brings Leonard Bernstein’s massive stagework to Austin with a lot of help from a lot of friends

June 29, 2018 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Margaret Perry: A Life of Music
Classical community honors the late educator in concert Friday
"...lively talks she gave before performances by Austin Opera, Conspirare, and the like were almost as eagerly anticipated as..."

May 23, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Critics Name Cream of the Cultural Crop
The nominees for the 2017-18 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Voices, Chorus Austin La Traviata, Austin Opera Unclouded Day, Conspirare..."

May 14, 2018 Arts Post 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

Austin Arts Give Harvey Relief
Comedy and classical music benefits raise $280K for Houston
"...Matt Hinsley, and singers from the Grammy-winning choral ensemble Conspirare – assembled at Saint John's United Methodist Church on..."

Sept. 14, 2017 Arts Post 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

Playback: Mother Falcon’s Major Label Deal That Wasn’t
Mother Falcon signs to Universal and seconds later terminates the contract
"...for Reckless Kelly's Sunset Motel, and local choral nation Conspirare brought home another recognition certificate, this time Best Surround..."

Dec. 9, 2016 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Words and Music
This year's Austin Chamber Music Festival and Austin Classical Guitar summer series really get lit

July 8, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Chamber Music Festival 2016 Schedule
"...DickinsonFriday, July 22, 7:30pm A reprise of the splendid Conspirare program from the fall with soprano Sonja DuToit Tengblad,..."

July 8, 2016 Arts Feature

2016 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Accepting the Choral Performance award for Conspirare's Considering Matthew Shepard at the 2016 Austin Critics Table..."

May 26, 2016 Photo Gallery

The 2015-16 Austin Critics Table Awards
The 2015-16 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Considering Matthew Shepard, Conspirare Opera..."

May 27, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Year of the Booster
The 2015-16 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Choral Performance Considering Matthew Shepard, Conspirare..."

May 25, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Star Turns
The nominees for the 2015-16 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...line upon line percussion The Poet Sings: Emily Dickinson, Conspirare Traffic Jam, Steve Parker..."

May 9, 2016 Arts Post 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

Marc Seriff Named New Long Center CEO
Longtime trustee serving as interim leader gets gig for good
"...Austin Opera, Austin Symphony Orchestra, Ballet Austin, Austin Shakespeare, Conspirare, Pollyanna Theatre Company, and Tapestry Dance] That won’t change...."

March 4, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Michelle Schumann and Graham Reynolds' Joyful Noise
For their new Austin Chamber Music Center collaboration, the pianist and composer crank up the reverb but good
"...of the organization's concerts or with Ballet Austin or Conspirare will recognize the way her hands glide over the..."

Jan. 15, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top 10 Dance/Classical Music Treasures of 2015
Leaving deep impressions from 2015's dance and classical music works were the unexpected elements, like screen doors, trees, and car horns
"...tragedy of Salem. 3) The Poet Sings: Emily Dickinson (Conspirare)..."

Jan. 1, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Playback: Barracuda on the Block
"...Wheel's Bob Wills tribute (Best Recording Package), and megachoir Conspirare (Best Choral Performance)...."

Dec. 11, 2015 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

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

In Memoriam: Jo Anne Christian
Arts patron, leading force in building Long Center has died
"...Center, the College of Liberal Arts at UT, and Conspirare can all testify to the difference this 2010 inductee..."

Nov. 14, 2015 Arts Post by Robert Faires

KMFA Premieres Icons of Broadway
Classical station's new show salutes musical theatre legends
"...both classical and popular song. She performs regularly with Conspirare and has been a soloist with the Austin Chamber..."

July 10, 2015 Arts Post by Robert Faires

The 2014-15 Austin Critics Table Awards
Top honors to Salvage Vanguard's Thr3e Zisters, LOLA Austin's Femme Bohème, and Texas State's Kiss Me, Kate
"...Physical Plant Theater's Everything Is Established; the Austin Classical Guitar/Conspirare/Texas Performing Arts collaboration How Little You Are; Performa/Dance's Ignite:..."

June 5, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Everything Is Exemplary
The 2014-15 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Physical Plant Theater’s Everything Is Established; the Austin Classical Guitar/Conspirare/Texas Performing Arts collaboration How Little You Are; Performa/Dance’s Ignite:..."

June 3, 2015 Arts Post by Robert Faires

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

How Little, So Big
Composer Nico Muhly's How Little You Are evokes the vastness of the West with a choir and 12 guitars
"...With a dozen guitars and the vocal virtuosity of Conspirare's company of voices, the work will conjure the monumental..."

April 17, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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

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