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5th House Ensemble: Rivers Empyrean and Student Work Premieres

November 19, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm CST

Hybrid Hybrid Event

5th House Ensemble: Rivers Empyrean and Student Work Premieres
Fifth House Ensemble is pleased to present the world premieres of four exciting new works written by UWM student composers Adam Taylor, Lawton Hall, Gavin Roberts, and Alex Malin. 5HE will also present several pieces from their environmentally-focused program
Rivers Empyrean.

About Rivers Empyrean:

At a time when the environment is more threatened than ever with pollution and our life-giving waterways at risk, Fifth House Ensemble traces the life cycle of water from its metaphorical descent from the heavens as rain,  to its long journey in streams and rivers informed by conservation experts and ecologists. Featuring works by two living recipients of the Pulitzer Prize – Caroline Shaw and John Luther Adams, alongside music inspired by  First Peoples, this program asks what it would mean to return to a sacred conception in which humans are a  part of nature rather than beings standing outside of its impact. This program will include Assistant Professor Phillip Sink’s Lake Effect, which was inspired by the great lakes.

About 5th House Ensemble:

Praised by the New York Times for its “conviction, authority, and finesse,” the Chicago-based Fifth House Ensemble harnesses the collaborative spirit of chamber music to reach beyond the traditionally-perceived limits of classical music. The ensemble’s artistic, educational, and civic programs engage theater groups, video game designers, corporate innovators, and folk bands to share stories as diverse as the communities it serves.

Reaching 17,000 students annually through its arts-integrated educational programs, Fifth House connects K-12 core curricula to vivid, custom-crafted, and interactive musical experiences which challenge students to share and lead. As an extension of this work, Fifth House enters its fourth year of partnership with Loyola University’s Center for Urban Research and Learning this season, through which the ensemble is in residence at sites serving at-risk youth and adults including Deborah’s Place, Teen Living Programs, Cara Chicago, and Nancy B. Jefferson Alternative School at the Chicago Temporary Youth Detention Center. Fifth House also partners with Storycatchers Theatre as part of its residency at the detention center to develop new curriculum culminating in a new theatrical work based on participants’ own experiences. 

An established partner and resource to the nation’s top music schools and conservatories, Fifth House launches the careers of emerging artists through entrepreneurship residencies and training programs, including those at Yale College, Eastman School of Music, New England Conservatory, Indiana University, Roosevelt University, the Cleveland Institute of Music, UT-Austin, Northwestern University, San Francisco Conservatory, DePaul University, and the Colburn School. Recent creative partnerships have included those with The Cleveland Orchestra and the San Francisco Opera. In 2012, Fifth House launched Fresh Inc, a two-week, intensive training program for emerging composers and performers where Fifth House works with participants on building careers in music in line with their own unique vision and values.

Friday, November 19, 2021
7:30 p.m. CT

Ticket Pricing – In Person:
General – $11
Senior/ UWM Faculty & Staff – $9
Youth under 18 – Free (Ticket must be picked up at PSOA Box Office)
UWM Student – Free (Tickets can be reserved online through the PSOA Box Office ticketing site)
* Masks are required at all UWM events. If you have questions please consult
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Virtual Event: Free
The virtual event will begin on Friday, November 19, 2021, at 7:30 p.m. CT.



November 19, 2021
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm CST
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