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Fine Arts Friday at the Detroit Institute of Arts: Brave New Works
(September 10, 2004)

For Immediate Release:


Steven Miahky, Violin
Maria Sampen, Violin
Tim Christie, Viola
Katri Ervamaa, Cello
Winston Choi, Piano
Sarah Brady, Flute

Fine Arts Friday at the Detroit Institute of Arts: Brave New Works

Friday, September 10, 2004, 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
The Detroit Institute of Arts
5200 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48202
Telephone 313.833.7900


Tickets free with museum admission ($4 adults, $1 children)

Jazzy rhythms, funky beats, extended techniques and virtuoso new music are presented in these concerts for piano, string quartet, and flute. Works will include William Bolcom's piano quintet, Marilyn Shrude's colorful piano trio, Shirish Korde's virtuoso "Tenderness of Cranes" for solo flute, Luciano Berio's playful duets for two violins and Jacques Lenot's demanding piano etudes. For a complete list of performers and program information please see http://www.bravenewworks.org.


Grazyna Bacewicz
Luciano Berio
William Bolcom
Evan Chambers
Shirish Korde
Jacques Lenot
Robert Morris
Marilyn Shrude

Brave New Works

Brave New Works is a vibrant performing ensemble of ten musicians dedicated to performing and promoting new music. The mission of Brave New Works is to engage, enrich and educate through contemporary music. A not-for-profit organization since 2003, Brave New Works was nurtured by the rich artistic landscape of Ann Arbor, Michigan, and formed in 1997 by three students at the University of Michigan: percussionists Chris Froh and Eli Shapiro, and conductor Chris Younghoon Kim. The concept was simple: to make great music, discover new sounds and ideas, and perform with kindred spirits.

The musicians of Brave New Works have performed all over the world and have collaborated with some of the most influential composers of the 20th and 21st centuries including Luciano Berio, Elliott Carter, William Bolcom, Leslie Bassett, and George Crumb.

Brave New Works has commissioned and premiered numerous works for its unique instrumentation of string quartet, piano, flute, harp, clarinet, and soprano. The Art of the Fugue Project of 2002 marked Brave New Works' most ambitious commissioning project, soliciting composers from around the United States and Europe for scores to be conceived in response to Bach's towering masterpiece. Brave New Works has served its educational mission through several college and university residencies around the country, including stays at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon, the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington, and an ongoing relationship with Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. In October 2003 Brave New Works served as Ensemble in Residence at the New Music and Art Festival at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio.

Today, many of the musicians of Brave New Works hold teaching positions at prestigious colleges and universities around the country, and all maintain individual performing careers. Brave New Works strives to uphold the values out of which it was formed and remains true to its first simple concept: to make great music, discover new sounds and ideas, and perform with kindred spirits.



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