Unique Chamber Music at Kress

On Aug. 31, the Kress Pavilion will host Chicago-based band, Nine Worlds Ensemble for a very special performance in the Great Hall. This diverse approach to music results in the groove of pop music, the improvisation of jazz, the complexity of world music and the sensitivity and emotion of classical music. Nine Worlds Ensemble includes Thor Bremer, Stephanie Young, John Lewis, Ian Wilson, and Oliver Horton.
Bremer composes and arranges the original music for Nine Worlds, organizes the band, books the performances, and plays marimba. He received his BA in music at UW-Milwaukee, where he studied classical percussion. Young holds a Bachelor’s of Music degree from UW-Milwaukee. She performs regularly with Fretless Strings, Bowtime, Nine Worlds Ensemble, Animal Farm, Electric 5, and with various classical and wedding orchestras.

Lewis has a Masters in Jazz Pedagogy from the University of Miami and is a full-time performing musician, guitarist, and teacher based in the Chicago area. He has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, at Presidential Inaugural Balls and at a number of iconic venues across Europe. Wilson is a keyboardist, songwriter, music educator, and a conservatory-trained pianist that turned to indie rock and orchestral pop bands in the 2000s. Horton is the newest member of Nine Worlds. He teaches bass and guitar at the Rock House, Flatts, and Sharpe Music Company.

Doors open at 7 pm and the show starts at 8 pm. Tickets are $10 per person in advance or $15 at the door. For more information visit

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