Driehaus Museum Performances

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Fifth House Ensemble performs two new programs of trio and duo music at the Richard H. Driehaus Museum this fall! Housed within the historic Samuel M. Nickerson mansion, the Driehaus Museum immerses visitors in Gilded Age-era decorative arts, design, and architecture, all in the culturally and historically significant setting of one of the grandest residential buildings of 19th-century Chicago.

Admission to the museum is included with each ticket to these performances. The museum opens at 10:00am each day, and doors will remain open until the start of the concert, giving guests the opportunity to walk through the historic home containing an immense collection of painstakingly preserved architecture and artwork.

Folk Tunes and Folk Tales features works by renowned composers Johannes Brahms, Aram Khachaturian and Carl Reinecke. Members of Fifth House Ensemble will explore how each composer masterfully blends enchanting folk melodies and stories into their unique sound worlds through the voices of brass, winds and strings.

Autumnal Reflections spotlights works by Anton Arensky, Johan Halvorsen, and Johannes Brahms. Bask in the nostalgic harmonies of the lush violin, cello, and piano trios and savor the Passacaglia on a Theme by Handel in an exhilarating yet intimate duo performance.

Past Performances

Folk Tunes and Folk Tales
Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 5:30pm
The Richard H. Driehaus Museum
40 E Erie St.
Chicago, IL 60611
$30 General Public / $25 Members / $15 Students

Autumnal Reflections
Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 6:30pm
The Richard H. Driehaus Museum
40 E Erie St.
Chicago, IL 60611
$30 General Public / $25 Members / $15 Students

“[Fifth House] let their souls out, making this therapy session worthy of several packets of tissues… Their left hands, perfectly synchronized, danced on their instruments’ fingerboards while their bows somehow managed to eke out clear and compelling tones. The players clearly enjoyed themselves, and the music was effusive.”

 – Louis Harris, Third Coast Review