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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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  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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On Wednesday, we took a handful of our participants to the local YMCA to have them lead their own outreach program. They got to show their instruments off to the kids, and then gave them the opportunity to write their own graphic score pieces for different groups of musicians. Guest expert Jeffrey Nytch led a workshop back on campus. A composer, performer and educator himself, he was eager to meet our young professionals and offered some case-specific advice for them.

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Participants prepped for some outreach programs in the morning and had a bit of rehearsal time before loading up on a bus to Chicago! We got to St. James Cathedral for an ensemble panel featuring Peter McDowell of Eighth Blackbird and Russell Rolen of Spektral Quartet. Moderated by Dan and Stacy, participants got to ask questions from the perspective of both composers and fellow performers. After the panel, Fifth House Ensemble presented a program of music by Dan Visconti and […]

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