Spread the Words

by Jingchao Wang with Grammy Winner Hila Plitmann and the Boss Street Brass Band


A collage with a girl in a white dress in a field looking over her left shoulder, a brass band sitting on a porch, and a woman in an orange dress with her arms behind her back.
Rainwater Innovation Grant winner Jingchao Wang, composer
Hila Plitmann, Grammy award-winning soprano
Boss Street Brass Band
Todd Boss, poet
Bobby Ge & Daniel Despins, composers

Spread The Words is a Rainwater Innovation Grant project by composer Jingchao Wang. Soprano Hila Plitmann and the Boss Street Brass Band will perform four newly commissioned songs by young composers with lyrics by Austin-based poet. These and other songs on the program focus on important social justice issues.


Bobby Ge
Unstrung And Swept Away

Jingchao Wang
The Wall Paper

Daniel Despins

Paulo Santos

Jingchao Wang
Why Empty Barber Shops Draw Me, I Don’t Know

Bryan Kennard

George Gershwin
Summertime from Porgy and Bess

Joe Zawinul (arr. Ormide Armstrong)
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy


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Event Status

Free Admission

Event Types
Jazz New Music Student Recital Vocal Arts Winds & Percussion