Rush Hour’s fifth concert of the season featured Kevin Puts’ Quintet for Piano and Strings (“The Red Snapper”) performed by Fifth House Ensemble. It also marked the inauguration of a partnership with WFMT, 98.7 FM. Rush Hour concerts will be broadcast live on the radio for the duration of the 2010 season. Puts’ dynamic piece–which was inspired by Schubert’s Trout Quintet–enjoyed a thunderous reception from a near-capacity audience of all generations in St. James Cathedral.

Members of Fifth House Ensemble rehearse before the concert. (Pictured from left to right) Andrew Williams, violin; Clark Carruth, viola; Adam Marks, piano;  Herine Coetzee Koschak, cello; and Eric Snoza, bass.

Rush Hour Artistic Director Deborah Sobol (left) is interviewed by WFMT’s Louise Frank (right) during the pre-concert reception as part of Rush Hour’s live debut on the classical radio station.

Rush Hour volunteer Alan Margolin (left) with Trader Joe’s representatives Andrew (center) and Emily (right) at the pre-concert reception. Refreshments for the evening’s concert event were provided by Trader Joe’s and Argo Tea. Click here to learn more about volunteering with Rush Hour and becoming part of the weekly backstage excitement.

A group of first-time and returning concertgoers gathers at at the pre-concert reception. Telling friends about upcoming concerts is a great way to spread the word about Rush Hour!

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