Nature's Concert: Rivers Empyrean by 5th House Ensemble
Throughout history, human beings have turned to nature as a source of comfort and inspiration during difficult times. Fifth House Ensemble will explore various themes with you and other viewers on the art of mindful and deep listening before watching and experiencing three nature-focused performances, including Rivers Empyrean, together. Prior to Fifth House Ensemble, there will be a short program on Born to Be Wild, a celebration of the Chicago River system by Friends.
Don't miss this once of a lifetime opportunity. It will not be recorded.
About Rivers Empyrean: 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 a new commission by Fresh Inc Festival alumnus Patrick O’Malley driven by ecological data from Friends of the Chicago River, a new commission by Shawn Okpebholo that celebrates water as a precious resource by transforming it into a musical instrument, alongside music inspired by First Peoples, 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.
Date: Thursday, November 5, 2020
Time: Happy Hour begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by Born to Be Wild. Rivers Empyrean from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Make it a special night by ordering dinner, special cocktails, and much more from Entertaining Company.
Call to Action
Wildlife species are vanishing at at an alarming rate across the planet because of human activity including a potential loss of nearly 400 North American bird species. The Chicago River system can play a role in the solution. Join our call to action to do something about it...starting now. Support our efforts in landscape-scale restoration projects that continue to increase native turtles' nesting success as well as our other habitat projects for channel catfish, bats, and ospreys through your ticket purchases.
Friends' new Wildlife Conservation Framework Plan lays the foundation to develop a strategic approach to wildlife protection and awareness of the role that you can play to keep our wildlife from extinction and ensure reproductive success so those born wild can stay wild.