Luna de Cuernos

Woodwind quintet, projectionist

In collaboration with Sarah Becan and in partnership with the Association House of Chicago, Fifth House Ensemble presents a multimedia storytelling concert experience. Luna de Cuernos is a modern interpretation of a Puerto Rican folktale inspired by the true stories of Chicagoans and told through music and stunning illustrations.

Danger lurks in the garden…

Doña Yuiza’s garden is the pride and joy of the neighborhood. When mysterious destructive forces threaten her carefully tended yard one night, the entire community must pull together to protect it. Luna de Cuernos, a modern interpretation of a Puerto Rican folktale, is a story of a tight-knit group of friends and family under threat, and the risks they will take to defend all that they own.

Trailer:

“Blending interdisciplinary art forms can be a treacherous undertaking, but Chicago’s Fifth House Ensemble (5HE) seems to have a knack for combining music with visual narrative. Throughout the story, Becan’s charming illustrations are simple but vibrant, full of expression, humor, and mystery. As a sextet, Becan and 5HE succeeded in creating a cohesive artistic product and transformative concert experience.”
– Elliot Mandel, chicagomusic.org

Program:

Alexandre Tansman — Suite pour Trio d’Anches
Mario Lavista — Cinco Danzas Breves
Miguel del Aguila — Wind Quintet No. 2
Alberto Ginastera — Duo for Flute and Oboe
Bohuslav Martinů — Four Madrigals, for Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon, H. 266, ii. Lento
Jörg Widmann — Fantasie for Clarinet

Live Performance Video:

Past Performances:

Luna de Cuernos at Western Michigan University
Thursday, February 23, 2017, 7:30pm
Dalton Center
Van De Giessen Rd #3001
Kalamazoo, MI 49006
Free
Capacity: 400

Luna de Cuernos at Canterbury School
Sunday, February 28, 2016, 7:00pm
Canterbury High School Auditorium
3210 Smith Rd
Fort Wayne, IN 46804
$20 Adults, $10 Students
Capacity: 600

Luna de Cuernos at Humboldt Park
Monday, June 29, 2015, 6:30pm
Humboldt Park Field House
1440 N Humboldt Drive
Chicago, IL 60622
Free
Capacity: 400

Luna de Cuernos at Carthage College
Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 7:30pm
A. F. Siebert Chapel
Kenosha, WI 53140
Free
Capacity: 1325

About Sarah Becan

Sarah Becan is a prolific comics artist, author, illustrator and designer based in Chicago.

She won a Xeric Award and a Stumptown Trophy for Outstanding Debut for her first graphic novel, The Complete Ouija Interviews, and her work has twice been nominated for the Ignatz Award. She is probably best known for “I Think You’re Sauceome”, an autobiographical webcomic about food, health, and self-image.  Her work has appeared in various publications, including Saveur Magazine, Womanthology, Ladydrawers, and most recently, Cartozia Tales.”

Becan’s second and most recent graphic novel, Shuteye: Six Tales of Dreams and Dreamers, was funded with a successful Kickstarter campaign and released in early 2012. In her spare time, Sarah plays the accordion, and also video games. She lives in Logan Square with two talkative cats and a boy named Niles. For more information about writer & illustrator Sarah Becan, visit her website: www.sarahbecan.com.

About the Association House of Chicago

The Association House of Chicago serves a multicultural community by providing comprehensive, collaborative and effective programs in English and Spanish. Through bilingual services for the whole family  provided at no cost to participants, Association House promotes health and wellness and creates opportunities for educational and economic advancement.

Since 1899, Association House has worked with Chicagoans who seek tools to lead more productive lives. It is one of the oldest “settlement houses” in Chicago originally designed to provide relief and guidance to new immigrants. Today, Association House is a vital resource to underserved, multicultural communities, providing collaborative programs in English and Spanish. With a staff of over 200 professionals, Association House impacts the lives of nearly 20,000 children, individuals and families each year in the neighborhoods of Humboldt Park, West Town, Logan Square, Avondale, Hermosa, and beyond. www.associationhouse.org