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Are You Brave? Festival V. 6.0
(October 28-30, 2004)

For Immediate Release:
August 25 - October 31, 2004

Brave New Works Ensemble

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

With Guest Artists:

Andrea Yun, Cello
Anthony Stoops, Bass
Matthew Ardizonne, Guitar
Emily Perryman, Flute
Anthea Jackson, Clarinet

Are You Brave? Festival V. 6.0

Thursday, October 28, 8 p.m.
Friday, October 29, 8 p.m.
Saturday, October 30, 8 p.m.

Kerrytown Concert House
415 N. Fourth Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI
Telephone 734/769-2999

Tickets: $25/15/10/5 student (available at the door or by calling Kerrytown Concert House)

Brave New Works returns to Ann Arbor for the sixth installment of its Are You Brave? Festival. The festival features three concerts at Kerrytown Concert House showcasing the talents of this unique and diverse ensemble. The group, formed while students at the University of Michigan, is comprised of string quartet, piano, clarinet, flute, harp and voice. The musicians will present exciting new chamber and solo works for a variety of instruments and instrumental combinations. Major works include William Albright's profound and surreal Quintet for Clarinet and Strings, Takemitsu's ephemeral "And then I knew 'twas Wind" for flute, viola and harp, Marilyn Shrude's colorful "Raining Glass," Saariaho's mystical "New Gates" for cello, flute and harp and Carter Pann's jazzy "Nicky's Trio" for violin, cello and piano as well as virtuosic solo showpieces by composers such as David Schiff, Elliott Carter, George Rochberg and Jaques Lenot. Please visit our website www.bravenewworks.org for a complete listing of performers' bios and program information.

Featured Composers:

Concert 1 10/28
Libby Larson
Marilyn Shrude
Karim Al-Zand
Toru Takemitsu
David Schiff
Elliott Carter

Concert 2 Fri 10/29:
Marcos Balter
David Gompper
Forrest Pierce
George Rochberg
Carter Pann

Concert 3 Sat 10/30:
Kaija Saariaho
Derek Hurst
Joseph Dubiel
William Albright

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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