Tuesday, February 04, 2014

UIS faculty members part of Fifth House Ensemble performance

Several University of Illinois Springfield faculty members will be part of Fifth House Ensemble’s February 15, 2014 appearance at Sangamon Auditorium, UIS.

Known for their innovative chamber music programs, Fifth House Ensemble has created a new performance event that considers the question, “What inspires you?” This multimedia event, unique to Sangamon Auditorium, incorporates presentations from UIS faculty in fields ranging from astronomy to fine arts. UIS faculty members collaborating on this project include Michael Burlingame, Ethan Lewis, John Martin, Tiffani Saunders, Yona Stamatis, and Missy Thibodeaux-Thompson.

The scholars will share their own stories of inspiration and thoughts on how inspiration manifests itself in their individual fields. Intermixed with the presentations will be musical works by Astor Piazzolla, Philip Glass, and others, brought to life by piano, flute, oboe, and four strings. Fifth House Ensemble will also perform the Midwest premier of a national award winning composition by Charles Zoll. Join us as we reflect on the nature of inspiration and what drives people to become creative and passionate in their pursuits.

Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased from the Sangamon Auditorium Box Office at 217/206-6160 or online at www.uis.edu/SangamonAuditorium/. Ticket prices are $21 for students and $39 for the public.

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