Fifth House Ensemble and Alash: Sonic Meditations - Concert)
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About the Event
Fifth House Ensemble and internationally acclaimed Tuvan throat singing group Alash cross oceans, borders, and musical traditions. The culmination of a cultural- and continent-spanning collaboration that brought FIfth House to Tuva and Alash to the United States, this communal concert will explore how folk music preserves
sacred stories through participatory music-making--including new commissions from Grammy-nominated video game composer Austin WIntory and Fifth House’s own Fresh Inc Festival alumnus William Pearson.
Join us as we delve into music both deeply familiar and deeply distant, and create brand-new music with us through guided improvisations that place the audience at the center of the action!
Praised by the New York Times for its “conviction, authority, and finesse,” the Chicago-based Fifth House Ensemble harnesses the collaborative spirit of chamber music to reach beyond the
traditionally-perceived limits of classical music. The ensemble’s artistic, educational, and civic programs engage theater groups, video game designers, corporate innovators, and folk bands
to share stories as diverse as the communities it serves.
An established partner and resource to the nation’s top music schools and conservatories, Fifth House launches the careers of emerging artists through entrepreneurship residencies and
training programs, including those at Yale College, Eastman School of Music, New England Conservatory, Cleveland Institute of Music, Indiana University, Northwestern University, DePaul
University, and the Colburn School. Fifth House continues its creative partnerships with Roosevelt University this season, and begins new initiatives with the San Francisco Opera. In
2012, Fifth House launched Fresh Inc, a two-week, intensive training program for emerging composers and performers where Fifth House works with participants on building careers in
music in line with their own unique, vision and values.