August 10: Midday Fix - Fifth House Ensemble Performs Live

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Fifth House now partners with the Adler Planetarium to present Olivier Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time (Quatour pour la Fin du Temps), one of the most highly-regarded works of chamber music literature, on Thursday, August 12th, 2010. The Quartet for the End of Time explores the extremes of loud and soft, and takes the listener on an extended journey of time and space. Under the stars at the Adler Planetarium is an ideal setting to reflect this journey. Audience members will sit in the historic Sky Theater, and be taken on a stunning visual tour of heavenly bodies, and their interactions. It is sure to bring new perspective on one's own astronomical context as well as new ideas to this famous, yet rarely performed masterwork.

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