As you might have noticed by checking out the 2013 performance schedule, we have a ton of exciting performance opportunities at this year’s festival!
Just like last year, we will perform at the Milwaukee Art Museum, Rush Hour Concerts (as part of the Make Music Chicago Grand Finale), and have two final performances, plus well as our salon nights on campus. And the concerts we’ve added are equally as exciting! We’ll be heading up the road to Racine, Wisconsin to perform at the Racine Art Museum, and we’ll make an additional trip into Chicago for a performance on the Chicago Cultural Center’s Classical Mondays series in Preston Bradley Hall. We’re really looking forward to hearing all of the exciting music our participants have to share with the world this summer!
But how will we decide what to program on these six performances? I’m so glad you asked! In addition to the extensive list of repertoire that our participants will be rehearsing at the festival, which includes 15 pieces commissioned for the festival by our participating composers, we are also inviting our participants to audition pieces to perform at the Milwaukee and Racine Art Museums and the Chicago Cultural Center. On the first day of the festival, participants will have the chance to audition short pieces, including works for toy piano, and our faculty members will have the difficult but exciting task of selecting which pieces will be played on which programs. This means that not only do you have SIX chances to experience fresh inc in performance, but each of these performances will be distinctly different! So you should probably try to catch them all!