2013 fresh inc festival Closing Concert Recordings
Nichols Hall, Music Institute of Chicago
Saturday, June 22, 2013

Stacy Garrop – Frammenti
Five miniatures for chamber ensemble; Performed by Fifth House Ensemble

 

Tomas Gueglio – Sextet
for piano, violin, saxophone, cello, clarinet, and percussion; Performed by Latitude 49

 

John Dorhauer – Puzzle Lunch Tulips Cheezborger
for piano, violin, saxophone, cello, clarinet, and percussion; Performed by Latitude 49

 

Danielle Rabinowitz – Mo(u)rning
for flute, cello, and piano; Performed by Melissa Snoza, Jacobsen Woollen, Deborah K. Hui

 

Jabez Co – the Jabberwock
for mezzo-soprano, flute, viola, double bass, and harp; Performed by Megan Ihnen, Melissa Snoza, Rita Andrade, Milo Fultz, Jennifer R. Ellis

 

Patrick O’Malley – Rhapsody
for oboe, saxophone, french horn, viola, and double bass; Performed by Allison Pickett, Andy Hall, Kelly Hofman, Katie Kroko, Matthew Kline

 

Alexander Cooke – Apricity
for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, french horn, violin, viola, cello, double bass, and piano; Performed by Melissa Snoza, Crystal Hall, Jason Paige, Kelly Kasle, Kelly Hofman, Timothy Steeves, Marta Honer, William Gage Ehmann, Eric Snoza, Deborah K. Hui

 

Rene Orth – Come and Go
for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, french horn, violin, viola, cello, double bass, and piano; Performed by Emlyn Johnson, Allison Pickett, Jennifer Woodrum, Karl Rzasa, Kelly Hofman, Danielle Simandl, Katie Kroko, Herine Coetzee Koschak, Andrew O’Connor, Ryan Greene

 

Jake Heggie – Statuesque
Movements I and V
for mezzo-soprano, flute, clarinet, saxophone, violin, cello, double bass and piano; Performed by Megan Ihnen, Emlyn Johnson, Jason Paige, Jonathan Hulting- Cohen, Danielle Simandl, Herine Coetzee Koschak, Milo Fultz, Jani Parsons

 

 

2013 fresh inc festival Closing Concert Recordings
Bedford Concert Hall, University of Wisconsin-Parkside
Sunday, June 23, 2013

Dan Visconti – Ramble and Groove
for solo bassoon; Performed by Karl Rzasa

 

Evan Williams – Grime
for violin, viola, cello and double bass; Performed by Andrew Williams, Rachael Claire Eid-Ries, William Gage Ehmann, and Andrew O’Connor

 

Matthew Entwistle – Midnight Arboretum
for two Saxophones and piano; Performed by Jonathan Hulting-Cohen, Andy Hall, and Jani Parsons

 

Nick Baskin – Aubade
for viola, flute, and harp; Performed by Emlyn Johnson, Clark Carruth, and Jennifer R. Ellis

 

Matthew Kline – Four Perspectives
for oboe, viola, bassoon, and percussion; Performed by Crystal Hall, Kelly Kasle, Marta Honer, and Chris Sies

 

Shawn Jaeger – In Old Virginny
for mezzo-soprano and double bass; Performed by Megan Ihnen and Eric Snoza

 

Justin Giarrusso – September Scrapbook
for clarinet, violin, cello, and piano; Performed by Jennifer Woodrum, Danielle Simandl, Jacobsen Woollen, and Ryan Greene

 

Kevin Wilt – Groove Incubation
for 2 double basses, 2 cellos, and 2 violas; Performed by Marta Honer, Rita Andrade, Jacobsen Woollen, William Gage Ehmann, Eric Snoza, Milo Fultz

 

Grace Xu Schott – Lift Up Your Voice to the Clouds
for mezzo-soprano, piano, and viola; Performed by Megan Ihnen, Clark Carruth, and Deborah K. Hui

 

Seunghee Lee – Quintet
for clarinet, oboe, violin, viola, and double bass; Performed by Crystal Hall, Jennifer Woodrum, Danielle Simandl, Rita Andrade, Matthew Kline

 

Tomás Gueglio – Sur la !ûte traversière
for clarinet, flute, violin, cello, piano, and percussion; Performed by Emlyn Johnson, Jennifer Woodrum, Andrew Williams, W. Gage Ehmann, Ryan Greene, and Chris Sies

 

Patrick O’Malley – Changes
for violin, cello, and saxophone; Performed by Jonathan Hulting-Cohen, Andrew Williams, William Gage Ehmann

Day 10 at fresh inc dawned nice and sunny, and most of our participants were able to have a slow start to the day.  First thing that morning, we had a run through rehearsal for our Make Music Chicago Grand Final concert, which included GRIME by fresh inc composer Evan Williams.

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We continued the morning with rehearsals and composition lessons, and the festival composers were all assigned a time to meet with a 5HE member to practice their spoken introductions of their pieces for our final performances.

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Chicago artists Ezra Claytan Daniels, of Black Violet writing and illustrating fame, joined us for lunch before our afternoon of workshops!

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After lunch, Ezra lead a Music and Storytelling workshop, during which he talked about the artistic process he used while he was collaborating with 5HE to create Black Violet.  fresh inc participants were given the chance to create and present their own music & storytelling presentations using an excerpt from the first movement of Mendelssohn’s Trio in D minor.

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We took a quick break after Ezra’s workshop, and then Melissa and Eric led the group through the Putting Your Audience Center Stage workshop.

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After one more rehearsal block and set of lessons, we had dinner and were able to unpack some of the things we talked about during the day.

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Day 10 closed with our third salon night, during which we heard even more incredible music by our amazing participants!  Featured this night were a number of pieces that were rehearsed at the festival but ended up not being programmed on one of our final concerts.

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And we’re back to finish filling you in on all of the exciting things that happened at the 2013 festival!  After an exciting Alexander Technique workshop with John Henes of Northwestern University, a lovely lunch on the patio outside of the dining hall, some rehearsing, and a composers workshop on speaking about music, we loaded the cars and headed to the Boys and Girls Club of Kenosha for a performance of Music Can Tell A Story and a Young Composers Workshop!

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Festival participants Allison, Rachael, and Andrew were joined by 5HE’s Jenny to present a performance of 5HE’s music & storytelling One-Shot!, Music Can Tell A Story, for the elementary aged kids at the B&G Club.  Deborah, Kelly, and Gage were on hand to help us out with video documentation and passing out materials, as well as to observe the performance.

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MCTAS started out with Rachael reading the “I will not tease Rebecca Grimes” while the rest of the musicians accompanied her.  The performance continued with the kids indicating which instrument was playing the melody using their arms!

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Jenny helped the kids write their own adventure story by asking them to choose critical aspects of the story based off their interpretation of the music!  And to finish out the performance, the kids’ adventure story was read while the musical inspiration was played!  An amazing musical adventure was had by all, young and old!

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While Music Can Tell A Story was happening downstairs with the younger kids, more fresh inc participants and faculty members were upstairs leading a Young Composers Workshop with the high school kids at the Boys & Girls Club!  Throughout this workshop, the kids learned about writing music and graphic scores and they were given the opportunity to create graphic scores of their own while working with festival participants.

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Once their graphic scores were written, the B&G Club young composers presented them to the group, and the participating musicians used improvised music to perform what the kids had written!  The workshop ended with a question an answer session and a little bit of one-on-one time with everyone.


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After we returned from the Boys and Girls Club of Kenosha, we rounded the day out with one more set of rehearsals and composition lessons, dinner, and a well deserved night off!  Stay tuned for more fresh inc 2013 recap posts!  I promise we won’t keep you waiting as long this time!

 

 

 

Wow!  It’s hard to believe that the 2013 festival is over!  We all got caught up making music, attending workshops, and traveling to performances, that we got a little behind on our fresh inc recap blog posts!  Now that we’re beginning to catch back up on our sleep, I’ll be posting a recap a day to catch us back up and fill you in on all of our amazing activities!

Day 9 of the 2013 fresh inc festival was no less exciting than any of the previous days!  The morning started out with composition lessons and rehearsals, and then we had our first workshop of the day: Alexander Technique with John Henes from Northwestern University.  John spent a short amount of time introducing the Alexander Technique, explaining its importance, and answering questions.  But most of the workshop was spent doing demonstrations and adjustments with a handful of our participants.

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After lunch, we had some more rehearsals, including some coachings with composers, lessons, and the composers had a workshop on speaking about music.  They used this time to help craft & practice their introductions for their pieces at our final concerts.

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And this is just part 1 of what we did on day 9 of the festival!  We also went to the Boys and Girls Club of Kenosha to hold not one, but TWO education workshops for their students!  For the younger kids, we had fresh inc participants join 5HE member Jenny to perform our Music Can Tell A Story One-Shot! concert.  And for the older kids, we had composers and instrumentalists work together to present a Young Composers Workshop.  As you can imagine, these were both pretty exciting, which is why they’ll have their own post!  Stay tuned!