Musical Story Circle Workshops with Fifth House Ensemble@Washington Park Music

Friday, April 5, 2013 from 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Washington Park
5531 S. Martin Luther King Dr. Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 256-1248


Age Range: All Ages

5HE invites children and adults to join the ensemble in its signature pairing of stories and music by participating in story circles, in which participants tell tales in response to a thematic prompt.

A focus on cross-community engagement encourages community members to contribute to a group narrative that tells stories in the participants' own voices, reflecting on their own experiences and relating them to the experiences of others.  Music and other art forms will serve as vehicles for exploring these themes and creating unified, expressive narratives that are built upon a collective experience.  

These stories, along with those gathered in classrooms throughout the City of Chicago, serve as the catalyst for 5HE’s May performances of Caught: The Web.  These concerts will be performed free of charge in May at Chicago Park District venues throughout the city.  

The Chicago-based Fifth House Ensemble has pioneered the art of narrative chamber music performance. Through unprecedented artistic collaborations, 5HE creates multi-media experiences that depict, inspire, and respond to stories from around the world, intertwining dramatic narrative with chamber music of all genres.

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