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Brave New Works Press Release

Are You Brave? Festival V. 7.0
(October 12-16, 2005)

For Immediate Release: September 1, 2005-October 17, 2005

Brave New Works Ensemble

Steven Miahky, Violin
Maria Sampen, Violin
Tim Christie, Viola
Katri Ervamaa, Cello
Sarah Brady, Flute
Amy Ley, Harp
Winston Choi, Piano
Chris Kim, Director

With Guest Artists:
Caroline Helton, soprano
Kevin Schempf, clarinet

Are You Brave? Festival V. 7.0

Wednesday, October 12, 8:00 p.m., Firefly Club, Ann Arbor

Friday, October 14, 6:30 and 8:00 p.m., Detroit Institute of Art

Saturday, October 15, 8:00 p.m., Kerrytown Concert House, Ann Arbor

Sunday, October 16, 2:00 p.m., Art Gallery of Windsor

Longer Statement:

Brave New Works returns to Ann Arbor for two exciting appearances at the Firefly Club (Wednesday, October 12, 8:00 p.m.) and Kerrytown Concert House (Saturday, October 8:00 p.m.). This dynamic group, formed by graduates of the University of Michigan School of Music, is comprised of string quartet, piano, clarinet, flute, harp and voice and is dedicated to the promotion of electrifying new music from our time. The musicians will perform two programs of contrasting repertoire for a variety of instruments and instrumental combinations.

Wednesday's performance at the Firefly Club will feature virtuosic solo and duo showpieces. Come enjoy a drink at Ann Arbor's premiere jazz club while experiencing exciting new sounds, funky beats and extended techniques.

Saturday's performance at Kerrytown will include Joseph Schwantner's "Wild Angels of the Open Hills" for voice, flute, harp and mixed percussion, Magnus Lindberg's Piano Quintet, Sung Ji Hong's "Impetuoso" and Dan Visconti's "Black Bend" for String Quartet. Both the Hong and the Visconti were selected from over 165 entries from 18 countries as the winners of Brave New Works 2005 Composers' Competition.

If you can't catch BNW at either venue, the group will also be performing at the Detroit Institute of Art on Friday, October 14, 6:30 and 8:00 p.m. and the Art Gallery of Windsor on Sunday, October 16, 2:00 p.m.

Are You Brave?

Please visit "http://www.bravenewworks.org" www.bravenewworks.org for a complete listing of performers' bios and program information.

Shorter Statement:

Brave New Works returns to Ann Arbor for two exciting appearances at the Firefly Lounge (Wednesday, October 12, 8:00 p.m.) and Kerrytown Concert House (Saturday, October 8:00 p.m.). This dynamic group, formed by graduates of the University of Michigan School of Music, is comprised of string quartet, piano, clarinet, flute, harp and voice and is dedicated to the promotion of electrifying new music of our time. The musicians will perform two programs of contrasting repertoire for a variety of instrumental combinations. Please visit HYPERLINK "http://www.bravenewworks.org" www.bravenewworks.org for a complete listing of performers' bios and program information.

Ticket Info:

Wednesday, October 12, 8:00PM
Firefly Club
207 S. Ashley
Ann Arbor, MI
734-665-9090
http://www.fireflyclub.com

Friday, October 14, 6:30PM, and 8:00PM
Fine Arts Friday at the Detroit Institute of Arts
The Detroit Institute of Arts
5200 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48202
Telephone 313.833.7900
http://www.dia.org/events/Fridays/index.html
Tickets free with museum admission ($4 adults, $1 children)

Saturday, October 15, 8:00PM
Kerrytown Concert House
415 N. Fourth Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI
Telephone 734-769-2999
http://www.kerrytown.com/concerthouse/
Tickets: $25/15/10/5 student
(available at the door or by calling Kerrytown Concert House)

Sunday, October 16, 2:00PM
Art Gallery of Windsor401 Riverside Drive
West Windsor, Ontario N9A 7J1
CANADA HYPERLINK
www.artgalleryofwindsor.com
Tickets: $20 CA/Adults

Featured Composers:
Joseph Schwantner
Magnus Linbergh
Sung Ji Hong
Dan Visconti

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 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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