Chicago-based Chamber Ensemble to Premiere IWU Faculty Compositions

Fifth House
Fifth House Ensemble

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.”

By Kathy Tun ’16