Saturday, December 5, 2015

Fifth House Ensemble | Rush Hour Concerts | Free Concerts


Chicago is one of the epicenters of music innovation and creation in the world. Whatever type of music you like you will find it here in Chicago. I love live music for it's spontaneity. I'm able to connect with the musicians and music in a way that is not possible by listening to recorded music.

Rush Hour Concerts presents FREE concerts every Tuesday night from June through August at the beautiful St. James Cathedral at 65 East Huron Street in downtown Chicago. Performances feature an interesting variety of classical music performed by musicians from world class organizations to include the The Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Fifth House Ensemble Performing Inside St. James Cathedral featuring Jani Parsons, Piano; Drew Williams, Violin; Jennifer Woodrum, Clarinet | photograph by Tom Bowser

The audience is diverse and everyone is welcome. The format of the concerts is casual so come as you are whether directly from work or home. Refreshments are served prior to the concert. Attend the FREE pre-concert discussion at 5:15pm to learn more about the performance. The concerts are broadcast live by 98.7 WFMT which adds an interesting element to the event. Concerts begin at 5:45pm.

Fifth House Ensemble performed at the Rush Hour concert pictured below. Their performance was moving and compelling. My wife and I both enjoyed the event. The music and inspiring setting was as a refreshing break from our busy day. "Fifth House Ensemble" members for this event included:

- Jani Parsons, Piano
- Drew Williams, Violin
- Jennifer Woodrum, Clarinet