About this Show
$20, $15 student
Featuring Fifth House Ensemble and Henhouse Prowlers
Voices from the Dust Bowl is a concert collaboration between Fifth House Ensemble and the Chicago-based bluegrass band Henhouse Prowlers. The two groups will present original arrangements of classic songs by Joe Burke/Benny Davis, Pete Seeger, and Woody Guthrie, alongside favorites from Henhouse Prowlers and chamber music works by John Harbison, Louis Andriessen, Valerie Coleman, and Antonio Vivaldi. A centerpiece of the show is Voices from the Dust Bowl, a new work for Fifth House Ensemble by composer Steven Snowden inspired by public domain field recordings and photographs of migrant workers in California in 1940-1941.
LookOut is Steppenwolf’s performance series that presents the work of artists and companies across genre and form. Emerging artists and performance legends, quintessential Chicago companies and young aspiring ensembles, familiar Steppenwolf faces and new friends.