Wednesday morning was jam packed with rehearsals, lessons, and practicing! After the workshop heavy day on Tuesday, it was nice to get back to the nitty gritty of rehearsing and working on getting our pieces performance ready Wednesday morning.
After lunch, we loaded the cars and headed to the Boys and Girls Club of Kenosha — one of our favorite days at the festival, and one of the most memorable events for our participants.
Downstairs, an awesome group of participants gave a performance of Music Can Tell A Story for the younger kids.
Upstairs, another awesome group of participants lead a Young Composers Workshop for the older kids.
I could go on and on about the performance and workshop, but I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves :).
After the Boys and Girls Club performances, we headed back to campus to finish up the day. Shortly after we returned, the festival’s three participating harpists joined the composers forum to talk about writing for harp and do some instrument demos.
Following the harp demo, 5HE’s violinist Drew talked to the composers about writing for young violinists. Drew has an extensive studio of young students in Chicago, and he’s worked with a number of composers to expand the repertoire available for young violinists.
The rest of the instrumentalists had the afternoon off to practice or have lessons.
Following dinner was our final salon night of the festival!
We had some incredible works performed by participants that they brought to the festival to perform or that they collaborated with others during the festival to put together.