Event Description

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.


Brent Michael Davids – In Wisconsin Woods

Caroline Shaw – In Manus Tuas

John Luther Adams, arr. Alex Goodin – The Wind in High Places

Jason Charney – Ocean Body

J.S. Bach – Sonata No. 2 in A Minor, Andante

Steven Snowden – Appalachian Polaroids

Philip Sink – Lake Effect

Marc Mellits – Quartet No. 2

In accordance with Be Safe Chicago Guidelines for Parks and Recreation Activities, participants in this activity will be required to wear a mask and practice social distancing at all times while participating. Patrons who are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 are asked to stay home and join us for an event when symptoms subside.

5801 North Pulaski Road
Chicago, IL 60646
United States
(312) 744-5472