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Fifth House Ensemble

Chicago, Illinois


2017 (1 year 11 months)

The Fifth House Ensemble creates chamber music from renowned and emerging composers. It creates a story in each performance through collaboration with artists, actors, dancers, and graphic novelists. With this International Connections Fund Award, the Fifth House Ensemble collaborates with traditional throat singers from Tuva in Siberia, Russia to produce a full-length concert. Award funds support travel, lodging, stipends, supplies, programs, and events.

2014 (2 years)

In support of a music exchange with Israel and Germany. An evening length (45 minutes) suite of newly composed concert works that combine Jewish Sephardic, bluegrass and experimental music will be created and performed in Germany and Chicago.