Sherwood/PianoForte Bryant Manning He’s a California native residing in Manhattan, but Fifth House Ensemble pianist Adam Marks, 30, is eager to move to the heartland, and not just to lose the massive commute. “Big things are happening for us,” he says of his bold Chicago-based ensemble that turned four years old in February. Marks, who

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Get Cultured Alexander Hough Taking nothing away from established powerhouses such as the CSO and the Lyric Opera, some of the city’s best classical music performances take place off the beaten path. This Saturday, one of those places will be Wicker Park’s Heaven Gallery, as Fifth House Ensemble performs a concert of American music, including

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Come See Music, Theater, and Some Jacob TV Alex Hough Tonight at the Merit School of Music, the 11 young musicians of Fifth House Ensemble will double as actors in the third act of their Commedia dell’Arte concert series. Fifth House presents unconventional concerts, connecting music with seemingly unrelated things (recently they worked with a

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