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"fresh inc is a captivating experience for a young performer or composer at the beginning stages of a career in the arts. It instills in each participant a love of making and writing music that is innovative and barrier breaking — and pushes us as musicians to embrace the new with open arms. Alongside 5HE, we’re redefining what it means to belong to the world of classical music. Watch out world!"
- Danielle, Class of 2013


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Day 1 of fresh inc was missing our traditional s’mores cookout. Don’t let the picture above fool you, we got rained out shortly afterward! Most of us got inside before the downpour, and those of us who didn’t found creative ways to dry off. We kicked things off on Day 2 with a Rehearsal Techniques workshop, then put those ideas into practice with the first block of rehearsals in the afternoon. Composers broke off into groups for opening presentations, and performers […]

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  2015 fresh inc festival Closing Concert Recordings Bedford Concert Hall, University of Wisconsin-Parkside Sunday, June 21, 2015 Guillaume Connesson – Sextuor for oboe, clarinet, violin, viola, bass and piano Tyler Versluis – Certain Instants of Seeing Were Like Flowers on the Grave for oboe, violin, bassoon and piano Phong Tran – Torsion for three cellos James Budinich – Where for clarinet, saxophone and piano Michael Rosin – ISS One Year for string quartet Sid Richardson – Tendrils for two flutes, two […]

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  2015 fresh inc festival Closing Concert Recordings Constellation Chicago Saturday, June 20, 2015 Carlos Bandera – Tetractys for flute, clarinet and bassoon William Kenlon – Park Bench at the End of the World for flute, oboe, viola, cello and bass Rachel Epperly – Time Arrives for four flutes Jonathan Russ – Devotion for flute, cello and piano Ábel Esbenshade – Before Death for clarinet, oboe and bassoon Yuting Lin – Turner, Rocket, Fire Wheel for two oboes, two clarinets, bassoon and horn […]

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