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

Third Practice premiered the new work in four East Coast cities
May 17, 2016
Premiere of Tawnie Olson's "No Capacity to Consent."

Premiere of Tawnie Olson’s “No Capacity to Consent.”

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.