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"fresh inc is a captivating experience for a young performer or composer at the beginning stages of a career in the arts. It instills in each participant a love of making and writing music that is innovative and barrier breaking — and pushes us as musicians to embrace the new with open arms. Alongside 5HE, we’re redefining what it means to belong to the world of classical music. Watch out world!"
- Danielle, Class of 2013


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    We are excited to announce the second of our wonderful performance opportunities for fresh inc participants — The Ravinia Festival! On June 16th, 2012, Bennett Gordon Hall will be rife with the sounds of emerging talent and creative collaboration.  In this special concert, some of the country’s most promising student musicians and composers will join forces with Chicago’s very own Fifth House Ensemble to create ensembles of all shapes, sizes, and sounds.  The selections on this evening’s program […]

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    We are excited to announce the first of our many opportunities for public performances for fresh inc participants: Rush Hour Concerts.  Continue reading to learn about the many benefits of fresh inc‘s partnership with Rush Hour.   fresh inc participants will have three unique opportunities to take part in Rush Hour Concerts, one of downtown Chicago’s most beloved and well-attended summer concert series. Fifth House Ensemble and festival participants will be featured on Tuesday, June 12, 2012. All […]

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Collaborate from Fifth House Ensemble on Vimeo. An inside look at 5HE’s collaborative process in creating its genre-bending narrative chamber music productions. Featuring Ezra Claytan Daniels ( and Omar Robles ( Created by Paul Hamilton and Caleb Vinson with the support of the Arts Work Fund.

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