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, 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.


Caroline Shaw – in manus tuas
Edgar Meyer – Duo for Viola and Bass
John Luther Adams, arr. Alex Goodin – The Wind in High Places, movement 1
Jason Charney – Ocean Body
J.S. Bach – Sonata No. 2 in A Minor, Andante (movement III)
Steve Snowden – Appalachian Polaroids
Mozart – Oboe Quartet
Marc Mellits – Quartet No. 2, Revolution

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