The Peabody Post

Jake Runestad commissioned to compose for Conspirare

Jake-Runestad-Headshot-2-e1331324237961Jake Runestad (MM ’11, Composition) recently finished a commissioned work for Craig Hella Johnson and Conspirare. One of the finest choirs in the country, Conspirare won a 2015 Grammy® award for Best Choral Performance. Runestad’s piece Come to the Woods is a setting of texts by John Muir, the famed naturalist and environmentalist, and explores humanity’s relationship with the natural world. The piece will be performed in May.

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