Performed by the Fifth House Ensemble
October 18, 2018
Mark your calendars! Coming to Denver for one night only, the Chicago-based Fifth House Ensemble teams up with composer Austin Wintory to present an original, interactive live performance of his Grammy-nominated score to the video game Journey. Described as “the most beautiful game of its time” by IGN, critics have called Journey one of gaming’s crowning achievements. It is the fastest selling game to date on the Playstation Network.
Never the same each time it is played, Journey is an interactive parable, an anonymous online adventure to experience a person’s life passage and their intersections with others. In this unprecedented collaboration, live musicians respond to the actions of game players in real time on stage.
Music at MSU Denver is proud to present this thrilling experience on Thursday, Ocrober 18, 2018 at 7:30 pm in the King Center Concert Hall on the Auraria Campus. Tickets are available at the King Center Box Office, via phone at 303-556-2296, or for purchase online.
Praised by the New York Times for its “conviction, authority, and finesse,” the Chicago-based Fifth House Ensemble harnesses the collaborative spirit of chamber music to reach beyond the traditionally-perceived limits of classical music. The ensemble’s artistic, educational, and civic programs engage theater groups, video game designers, corporate innovators, and folk bands to share stories as diverse as the communities it serves.
An established partner and resource to the nation’s top music schools and conservatories, Fifth House launches the careers of emerging artists through entrepreneurship residencies and training programs, including those at Yale College, Eastman School of Music, New England Conservatory, Indiana University, Northwestern University, DePaul University, and the Colburn School. Fifth House continues its creative partnerships with The Cleveland Institute of Music and The Cleveland Orchestra this season, and begins new initiatives with Roosevelt University and The Civic Orchestra of Chicago. In 2012, Fifth House launched fresh inc, a two-week, intensive training program for emerging composers and performers where Fifth House works with participants on building careers in music in line with their own unique, vision and values.
Fifth House is currently an Ensemble in Residence at the Music Institute of Chicago.