Chicago-based Chamber Ensemble to Premiere IWU Faculty Compositions
March 4, 2015
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Chamber music group Fifth House Ensemble (5HE) will be the featured guest March 20 at Illinois Wesleyan University’s annual
Symposium of Contemporary Music at 7:30 p.m. in Westbrook Auditorium, 1210 N. Park
St., Bloomington. The concert is free and open to the public.
The program for the concert will include the premieres of original compositions: Something Old, Something New by Provost and Dean of the Faculty Jonathan Green; And Unto Dust by Fern Rosetta Sherff Professor of Music David Vayo; and Concertante for Ten Instruments by School of Music Director Mario Pelusi.
As part of IWU’s New Music Series, the annual Symposium of Contemporary Music continues the tradition of bringing guest performers to teach classes and perform
alongside faculty and students.
A nonprofit charity based in Chicago, 5HE upholds and revitalizes the chamber music
repertoire through the performance of honored classics, undiscovered works and new
music from both renowned and emerging living composers. The group seeks to develop
young audiences through educational programs, and promotes musical innovation and
entrepreneurship through higher-education training programs for the next generation
of performers. On March 19 at 4 p.m., 5HE will present a discussion panel for music
students entitled “Transitioning from College to Career.”