Fresno New Music and the Fresno State Department of music are proud to host BRAVE NEW WORKS, beginning on October 30th, 2014 on the campus of Fresno State! Brave New Works (BNW) was founded in 2003 by a group of ten exemplary musicians from the University of Michigan School of Music, with the mission to “engage, enrich, and educate through contemporary music.” Since BNW’s founding, each of these musicians has moved on to their own successful performing and teaching careers. Nonetheless, the members of BNW regularly reconvene so as to bring their talent, knowledge, and educational mission to music schools and departments across our nation. BNW will actively engage with the Fresno State Department of Music by providing chamber ensemble coachings, interacting with our music composition students, giving informal instruction to select performance students, and performing a dazzling array of new works by many of today’s leading composers.
BNW’s residency culminates with two outstanding concerts. The first of these concerts is a collaborative effort between members of Brave New Works and the Fresno State New Music Ensemble, under the leadership of senior composition student Joseph Bohigian. Featured on this program will be works by Bohigian, Caleb Hugo, Joe Hisiaishi, Eric Mandat, Daniel Adams, Joshua Marquez, and David Biedenbender. Additionally, Brave New Works will join the Fresno State New Music Ensemble in performing Louis Andriessen’s seminal work WORKERS UNION. This concert will take place on October 31st, 8:00 pm in the Fresno State Concert Hall. Attendance is free (and costumes are welcome!).
The following evening, Brave New Works will perform their own concert featuring an adventurous program of leading American composers. Included on the program are works by Forrest Piece, Steven Stucky, Sean Shepherd, Suzanne Sorkin, and Kenneth Froelich. Brave New Works will perform this program on November 1st, 8:00 pm, in the Fresno State Concert Hall. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for staff and faculty, and FREE for students. Tickets are available online at http://www.fresnostate.edu/music/concerts.