Fifth House Ensemble



Tuesday, October 30
Chicago Public Library, Cindy Pritzker Auditorium

Luna de Cuernos

Synopsis, Program & Biography


In collaboration with Sarah Becan and in partnership with the Association House of Chicago, Fifth House Ensemble presents a multimedia storytelling concert experience. Luna de Cuernos is a modern interpretation of a Puerto Rican folktale inspired by the true stories of Chicagoans and told through music and stunning illustrations.


Luna de Cuernos 

Danger lurks in the garden…

Doña Yuiza’s garden is the pride and joy of the neighborhood. When mysterious destructive forces threaten her carefully tended yard one night, the entire community must pull together to protect it. Luna de Cuernos, a modern interpretation of a Puerto Rican folktale, is a story of a tight-knit group of friends and family under threat, and the risks they will take to defend all that they own.

Alexandre Tansman — Suite pour Trio d’Anches

Mario Lavista — Cinco Danzas Breves

Miguel del Aguila — Wind Quintet No. 2

Alberto Ginastera — Duo for Flute and Oboe

Bohuslav Martinů — Four Madrigals, for Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon, H. 266, selected movements

Jörg Widmann — Fantasie for Clarinet


Praised by the New York Times for its “conviction, authority, and finesse,” the Chicago-based Fifth House Ensemble harnesses the collaborative spirit of chamber music to reach beyond the traditionally-perceived limits of classical music. The ensemble’s artistic, educational, and civic programs engage theater groups, video game designers, corporate innovators, and folk bands to share stories as diverse as the communities it serves.

An established partner and resource to the nation’s top music schools and conservatories, Fifth House launches the careers of emerging artists through entrepreneurship residencies and training programs, including those at Yale College, Eastman School of Music, New England Conservatory, Indiana University, Northwestern University, DePaul University, and the Colburn School.Fifth House is currently an Ensemble in Residence at the Music Institute of Chicago.