Through the vision and leadership of our late Executive Director, Robert Schneider, since 2014, the Foundation has commissioned seven compositions created by young composers.*
The commissions for the compositions and their live performance premieres were funded by grants from the Foundation’s Community Awareness Fund and the TST Fund for Cultural Projects (a donor-advised fund).
Commission made in 2020: “72 Hours” by Becky Turro
Performed by members of the Fifth House Ensemble.
Commission made in 2019: “The Owl” by Daixuan Ai
Performed by Hub New Music at the Kenosha Creative Space
Commission made in 2018: “Thaw” by Emily Joy Sullivan
Performed by The Oscillators at the Kenosha Creative Space
Commission made in 2017: “Place of the Pike: Then & Now” by Hayley Woodrow
Performed by The Kenosha Symphony Orchestra’s Woodwind Quintet at the Boys and Girls Club of Kenosha
Commission made in 2016: “Idea Rise” bu Zach Green
Performed by a quintet from the Kenosha Symphony Orchestra at Bedford Hall on the UW-Parkside campus
Commission made in 2015: “Beacon” by Sid Richardson
Performed by the Kenosha Symphony Orchestra’s Woodwind Quintet at the Kenosha Public Museum
Commission made in 2014: “HapπNess” by Jared Miller
Performed by a trio from Fifth House Ensemble at the Kenosha Public Museum