Quintet Attacca and guest bass clarinetist Emily Marlow took to the stage at St. James Cathedral this week for a performance of Leoš Janáček’s youthful Mladi. The concert was sponsored in part by the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Chicago.

(Pictured from left to right) Jennifer Clippert, flute; Erica Anderson, oboe; Jeremiah Frederick, horn; Emily Marlow, bass clarinet; Collin Anderson, bassoon; and Barbara Drapcho, clarinet. Leoš Janáček’s Mladi is a rare example of music composed for a wind sextet.

Frantisek Gal, Deputy Consul General of the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Chicago (left), chats with concertgoers during the pre-concert reception. In addition to consular partnerships, individual contributions are an important part of producing weekly concerts. Check out our website to learn how your donation can help Rush Hour continue to keep concerts free and open to all.

Rush Hour Advisory Committee member T.J. Ferrantella (left) meets with Rush Hour volunteer Chuck Hamilton (right) during the pre-concert reception.

Rush Hour volunteer Jori Swift (left) connects with a concertgoer at the fanfare Happy Hour following this week’s concert. Joining fanfare is a great way for under-40 concertgoers to network with other young professionals and become more involved with Rush Hour.

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