in transit: #wink
Fifth House Ensemble Presents
In Transit: #wink
With a job at a high-powered law firm, lots of friends, and a swanky Chicago apartment, it would seem that Ms. Jenny Green has it all. But on the eve of her 34th birthday, Jenny decides she’s done waiting for Mr. Right to waltz into her life, and takes matters into her own hands by setting up an OKCupid profile. Following her blog posts and chats with potential suitors, we join Jenny as she plunges into the world of online dating, a world where everyone is two inches shorter than they say they are, miscommunication is par for the course, and the perfect guy could be right under your cursor.
Erwin Schulhoff: Concertino for Flute, Viola, and Double Bass
Martin Butler: American Rounds
Ellis Ludwig-Leone: Knocked
Alex Shapiro: Perpetual Spark
George Crumb: Vox Balaenae
To accompany this modern tale of looking for love, Fifth House presents a program of mostly contemporary music, starting with the charming Concertino of Erwin Schulhoff, an under-performed Czech composer of the early 20th century. Continuing through repertoire that features the often-lonely double bass, the ensemble will give the Chicago premiere of Martin Butler’s (b. 1960) folk-influenced piano quintet, American Rounds. Knocked, by Yale composer Ellis Ludwig-Leone, was written specifically for our ensemble, and includes dance-like percussion rhythms tapped out on string instruments. Perpetual Spark, by Alex Shapiro, perfectly captures the anticipation and anxiety that comes with wondering if that guy/girl will call back. Finally, Fifth House will play one of its signature pieces on its Chicago concert series for the very first time, George Crumb’s theatrical Vox Balaenae (Voice of the Whale) on its Chicago concert series. The unconventional sounds and instrumental combinations of this concert tie in seamlessly with the awkward starts and stops of courtship.
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