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Dal Niente, Fifth House groups take listeners to places they’ve never been before John von Rhein, classical music critic Ensemble Dal Niente demands to be heard, and it’s heartening to see the six-year-old Chicago new music group, which serves as ensemble-in-residence at Columbia College, attracting the audience it deserves. Dal Niente’s second concert of the season,

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A strange, compelling musical tale weaved by Fifth House Ensemble Wynne Delacoma One of the most memorable productions of last year’s music season was Fifth House Ensemble’s Black Violet. A set of three concerts that mixed emotionally charged chamber music with elegantly austere graphic novel images, it told the tale of a pampered house cat

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Uncompromising Iconoclast in All Her Forceful Glory Steve Smith The dogged originality and eruptive energy encountered in the music of Galina Ustvolskaya, a Soviet-era Russian composer, are undeniable. Factor in the eccentricity and ego of her public pronouncements, as well as the spiritual streak that runs through her slender output, and you have the stuff

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