Considering Matthew Shepard

Craig Hella Johnson,
artistic director and conductor
Windy City Performing Arts

Eric Esparza, artistic director

Martin Theatre
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
4:30 PM
Donor Gates Open
5:00 PM
Public Gates Open
7:30 PM
Concert Starts

Tickets: $60 / $40
Lawn: $10

Free Wine and Cheese Talk Back
After the concert, visit the new Lawn Bar in Ravinia’s Dining Pavilion for a "talk back” about the powerful composition by Craig Hella Johnson. Johnson and Jason Marsden, executive director of the Matthew Shepard Foundation, will lead the discussion, moderated by Ravinia President and CEO Welz Kauffman. (For ticketholders only)

Dining Availability For Tonight: Ravinia Market (grab-and-go fridge cases only) and Park View are open. Lawn Bar and Treetop are closed.


Craig Hella Johnson:   Considering Matthew Shepard

About The Artist

Concert Information

The Conspirare chorus explores the life and death of the gay martyr with a variety of poems set to music by Craig Hella Johnson to mark the 20th anniversary of the murder that spawned the Hate Crimes Act.

View the PBS Art in Context Documentary about the Considering Matthew Shepard project.