Hi all! With the launch of our new website, we thought we’d ambitiously leap into the world of blogging. Here’s hoping that we have the mental space to update this regularly with news, upcoming performances and behind-the-scenes gossip. But for now, bedtime! Fifth House Ensemble

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Brahms After All Bryant Manning George Costanza once recalled that he was only able beat the video game Frogger in high school because of a “perfect combination of Mountain Dew and mozarella, and just the right amount of grease on the joystick.” I suppose a similarly rare combo made for one of my favorite–if not favorite–concerts of the year. As part of the free, weekly

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House Calls Marc Geelhoed “We’re expecting a very fluid audience,” says Adam Marks of the Fifth House Ensemble’s concert at the Shedd Aquarium. That’s the first of many watery puns dribbling their way through the conversation, and a solid indication of the humor that sets the group apart from its peers. The young chamber ensemble

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