Fifth House Ensemble

BGH Classics Series

Jason Vieaux, Guitar

Bennett Gordon Hall
Saturday, March 10, 2018
7:30 PM
Gates Open
8:30 PM
Concert Starts

Tickets: $11

Ticket and Dining Package: $50
No lawn sales

Dining Package: You can make the concert a complete evening out when you purchase the concert/dining package for $50 per person. This convenient package comes complete with dinner in the Freehling Room before the performance in Bennett Gordon Hall. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m.
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“Living Language”

Dan Visconti: Devil’s Strum

Traditional: Epitaph of Seikilos

Mudarra: Pavane and Fantasy

Robert Beaser: Barbara Allen and The House Carpenter from Mountain Songs

Bartók: Romanian Folk Dances

Ellington: “In a Sentimental Mood”

Pat Metheny: “Always and Forever” and “Antonia”

Dan Visconti: Living Language

About The Artist

Named after the astrological “fifth house” of creativity and joy, the Fifth House Ensemble has brought those qualities to Chicago’s classical venues for over a decade, regularly impressing with “the sheer imaginative chutzpah these young performers bring to their envelope-pushing enterprise” (Chicago Tribune). A resident ensemble of the Music Institute of Chicago and curator of the Fresh Inc chamber music festival, Fifth House is a driving force behind elevating the musicianship of their contemporaries, but they also are devoted helping the next generation reach their artistic potential, regularly going into Chicago Public Schools with Ravinia’s Reach*Teach*Play programs and embarking on a second year of partnership with Loyola University. The 10-piece ensemble of strings and winds will bring the “conviction, authority, and finesse” (New York Times) of its essential repertoire of classical currency back to the Bennett Gordon Hall stage. 

On this program, Fifth House Ensemble teams up with Grammy winner and 2017 Caramoor resident artist Jason Vieaux, “perhaps the most soulful classical guitarist of his generation” (NPR), to create a sonic journey ranging from centuries-old music to modern day works. Dan Visconti’s guitar concerto Living Language serves as the centerpiece of the program, which showcases a multitude of styles from Medieval plainchant to blues, rock, and Latin dance music, including works by Robert Beaser, Alonso Mudarra, Duke Ellington, Béla Bartók, and Pat Metheny.