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Tawnie Olson's '99 MM '00 AD chamber oratorio premieres

In 2016, Third Practice (directed by Brian Bartoldus ’09 MM ’11 MMA ’15 DMA) received a grant from New Music USA to commission Tawnie Olson's ’99 MM ’00 AD No Capacity to Consent. The work is a half-hour chamber oratorio setting a legal complaint filed by a pregnant woman in which she recounts how, after being stopped for a minor traffic violation in an American town infamous for police abuse, she was raped by a corrections officer.

Third Practice, with percussionist Chris Salvito, cellist Camilo Perez-Mejia, and organist Santana Bartoldus YC '08 performed the work in Washington, DC and Baltimore, Frederick, and Emmitsburg, Maryland in Spring, 2016.