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

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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. 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 […]

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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 […]

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