Since 2014, the Foundation has commissioned six compositions created by young composers* funded by grants from the Foundation’s Community Awareness Fund and the TST Fund for Cultural Projects (a donor-advised fund).
*Each composer was an attendee of the Fresh Inc Music Festival, organized and led members of by the Fifth House Ensemble, and held each June at the UW-Parkside.
Commission made in 2020: a new work (now in development) by Becky Turro.
Will it be a for a trio, quartet, quintet…or other combination of musicians? Stayed tuned!
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