Songs for Seasons
This season finale features Stefanie Moore, Laura Mercado-Wright, Dann Coakwell and Simon Barrad in solo selections and a world premiere from Kile Smith.
Conspirare soloists Stefanie Moore, Laura Mercado-Wright, Dann Coakwell and Simon Barrad perform songs evocative late spring and early summer and then come together as a quartet with pianist Austin Haller in the world premiere of Kile Smith’s April Showers, commissioned by Conspirare. For April Showers, Smith composed brand-new music to popular songs from after the Spanish Flu epidemic and World War, telling of loss, loneliness, dreams, love, and hope, and Smith says, “they speak just as strongly now—in our physical and emotional separations—as they did then.” Robert Harlan and John Stinson, who produced Conspirare Christmas 2020, return to bring this music to your screen.
Singers will be live in the chat beginning 10 minutes before concert start; stay for the post-concert talk with Craig Hella Johnson, Kile Smith, Laura Mercado-Wright and Simon Barrad.