Thursday, April 27, 2017
Southport Beach House
7825 1st Avenue, Kenosha 53143
The Kenosha Creative Space launched an educational “New Emerging Music Series” last November at Kemper Center with a master class/concert designed to connect the most advanced Kenosha Unified School District music students with high quality musical expression outside the school environment and connect them with a professional, dynamic group of professional musicians.`
On Thursday, April 27, 2017 at the historical South Port Beach House, Latitude 49 will come back for another installment of this series to offer KUSD students with another influential musical experience.
“Latitude 49 is thrilled to partner with the Kenosha Creative Space to introduce new and curious sounds to audiences of all types, with a special focus on reaching Kenosha’s youth. By sharing music on the cutting edge of creation, students are able to connect with live concert music that reflects their time and world, and expand their sense of what is possible with sound. We hope this will in turn expand their own sense of limitless possibility as they form personal identities and make an impact on the world around them.”
Latitude 49 will be bringing to Kenosha music from Chicagoans, and our friends from the University of Michigan, including Mark Kilstofte’s “Ballistic Etude 3.1. Mark was the winner of Latitude 49’s 2016 Call for Scores, and fellow Michigan alumn. Latitude 49 really enjoyed hanging out with him in Ann Arbor this year, working with him to make this piece come alive.
Latitude 49 will be recording Reinaldo Moya’s “Polythene Sonata Product” the same week of this concert, and they are glad to bring it to you!
Viet Cuong’s “Wax and Wire” was originally written for a subset of their group, but they really wanted to expand it to increase the whole Latitude family, and Viet Cuong agreed to help with that. This version of “Wax and Wire” will include the whole sextet.
Phil Taylor’s “Emergence” was co-commissioned by Latitude 49 in 2016, and it’s a piece close to our hearts. They met Phil in Chicago, but he’s currently in Colorado and they had the chance to meet with him via Skype to go over the details of the piece.
Latitude 49 met with Tim Page in Chicago this past fall, to work with him on “Humayun,” which is a Turkish makam (or mode) common to many Middle Eastern Cultures. Annika Socolofsky’s “A Sense of Who” features the voice of our friend and professor Evan Chambers singing on a backtrack also featuring the Huron River, that runs right through the University of Michigan’s campus.”
About Latitude 49
Latitude 49 is a dynamic mixed-chamber ensemble exploring new sounds, engaging diverse audiences, and holding hands with composers of today. From its beginnings at the University of Michigan, L49 has grown into a major presence on the new-music scene with performances and residencies throughout the Midwest and beyond. is a dynamic mixed-chamber ensemble exploring new sounds, engaging diverse audiences, and holding hands with composers of today. From its beginnings at the University of Michigan, L49 has grown into a major presence on the new-music scene with performances and residencies throughout the Midwest and beyond.
About Kenosha Creative Space, INC
The Kenosha Creative Space project is focused on the rehabilitation of a blighted building located at 5722-6th Avenue in downtown Kenosha, into a community center/makerspace for creatives, artists and entrepreneurs. The non-profit organization was established in February of 2016 with the purpose of completing the rehabilitation project and managing the space.
Kenosha Creative Space Commitment to our Community
The Kenosha Creative Space is committed to creating economic opportunities for local artists, musicians, creatives, entrepreneurs and their local partner organizations. The partner organizations and individual members share the goal of using their collective resources for the mutual benefit of the Kenosha Creative Space, the creative community and the community at large.