fresh inc 2014 — day 7

The first Sunday of the festival began with one set of rehearsals and composition lessons.

The first Sunday of the festival began with one set of rehearsals and composition lessons.

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Following rehearsal & lessons, we loaded up the cars and headed down into downtown Kenosha for another performance.  We played at the Kenosha Public Museum right on the lakefront.  Our performance space was on their mezzanine overlooking the main hall of the museum, so all guests who entered could hear us performing.

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We were blessed again with a beautiful backdrop of the park and lake behind us as we played.

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Not only did our participants play more of the pieces that they auditioned on the first day of the festival, but we also programmed some of the standard repertoire pieces that were being rehearsed at the festival.

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We brought box lunches with us to the museum to eat during soundcheck or on the car ride home.

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After we returned to campus, the composers had a workshop with Daniel Dorff of Presser Publishing.  And many of the instrumentalists joined in on this workshop as well.  Daniel talked about publishing and the various avenues available, and at the end we had time for composers to ask him questions.

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Following the workshop, we rehearsed some more, and a few composers had lessons.

We continued the late afternoon with some more presentations of work by our participating composers in the composer forum, and Eric Snoza continued to take headshots of participants.

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Sunday night was another night off for festival participants and faculty!