The Fifth House Ensemble
chamber musicians plan
brief residency in community
The Fifth House Ensemble brings its innovative and educational chamber
music to Manchester College for a 7:30 p.m. performance on Sunday, March
11. While in residency, the musicians will perform in North Manchester
schools and conduct a master class with college students.
“They performed for our
Manchester Symphony Orchestra gala dinner two years ago, and we
wanted to share their talents with the entire community,” said MSO
Conductor Suzanne Gindin. “Chamber music, art music without a conductor,
can be an intimate and
profoundly moving experience for the players and the audience.”
The March 11 performance is in the college’s Wine Recital Hall,
the perfect venue for the ensemble, Gindin added. The Fifth House will
perform music by Poulenc, Copland, ter Veldhuis, Piston and Reinecke.
Tickets are $5, free to senior citizens. Reservations are not necessary.
Members of The Fifth House Ensemble unite chamber music with
other programming, such as theatre, dance and even gourmet dining and
winemaking. They are active orchestral musicians, performing with the
Civic Orchestra of Chicago, New World Symphony and the Chicago Symphony
Orchestra, and serve on the faculties of Chicago area schools. For more
about The Fifth House Ensemble, visit