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Concerts and Residencies

(MAY 24- JUNE 1, 2004)

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(MAY 24- JUNE 1, 2004)

Brave New Works will present concerts and masterclasses in Boston during their ten-day residency at Tufts University. Joining the ensemble are eight composers from around the country, selected by Brave New Works to participate in an intensive workshop experience. These composers have written new pieces for the ensemble that will be premiered during the residency. Firebird Ensemble, a Boston-based new music group led by artistic director and violist Kate Vincent, will collaborate with BNW. The two ensembles will kick off the first of an on-going co-commissioning project with the premieres of two new pieces by Derek Hurst and John McDonald.

Six concerts will be presented over the 10-day residency:
Monday, May 24, 8pm; Alumane Hall, Tufts University Review of BNW's 2003-2004 season
- Music of Osvaldo Golijov, Marylin Shrude, Russ Gershon, Matthew Tommasini and William Albright

Wednesday, May 26, 8pm; Cohen Auditorium, Tufts University
Composer Workshop Concert No. 1 [newly commissioned pieces written for Brave New Works]
-Music of Marcos Balter, David Gompper and Nico Muhly

Thursday, May 27, 8pm; Alumane Hall, Tufts University
Composer Workshop Concert No. 2 [newly commissioned pieces written for Brave New Works]
-Music of David Carpenter, Melissa Grey, Felipe Lara and Marco Visconti-Prasca

Saturday, May 29, 8pm; Emmanuel Church [15 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116]
Firebird Ensemble Concert
-Music of AJ Mccaffrey, Shirish Korde, Donald Martino, and Arnold Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire

Sunday May 30, 8 pm; First Church in Cambridge [11 Garden Street Cambridge, MA 02138]
BNW & Firebird joint concert
-Music of Derek Hurst, John McDonald, Simon Sargon, and Toru Takemitsu

Monday, May 31, 8pm; St. Paul Church [15 St Paul Street, Brookline, MA] BNW and Firebird
-Music of Derek Hurst, John McDonald and Arnold Schoenberg.

Tickets ($8-15) are available at the door or may be reserved by calling 617-803 4865.

Brave New Works, which exclusively plays new music, has recently performed in Portland, Oregon; Tacoma, Washington; and Bowling Green, Ohio; and is preparing for a special project in Boston. Artistic Director Chris Younghoon Kim said, "We are excited about the many invitations we are receiving to perform around the country, and we are delighted to return to Tufts University for a chance to rehearse and prepare our 2004-2005 season and also to work with a group of very talented composers and the great Firebird Ensemble." The 2004 Tufts/Brave New Works residency is start of an on going multi year cooperative project between Brave New Works and Tufts University. The first residency was in June 2003.

The musicians of Brave New Works, founded at the University of Michigan, have performed in many countries, including France, China, Italy, Japan, Russia, Scotland, and Spain. Brave New Works has commissioned and premiered numerous works for its unique instrumentation of string quartet, piano, flute, harp, clarinet, and soprano.

While gaining more visibility outside of Michigan, Brave New Works continues to garner support from local new music enthusiasts as well. Dale Franz, who was inspired to serve on the group's board of directors, says, "Listening to contemporary classical music, I have on occasion been absolutely transported, as though I went from a wind-up Victrola to living color, full-spectrum sound, and flat panel digital all at once. And a Brave New Works performance, being live and immediate, is actually superior to electronic media." Brave New Works and Tufts University invite you to "be transported" during the Tufts residency [May 24-June ,2004]

For questions or to request a hard copy of this release, please contact:

Emily Perryman, Treasurer Brave New Works
Phone: 734-484-6015
291 Aveline Avenue
Ypsilanti, MI



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