Join us for the exciting launch of Rush Hour’s second decade and the celebration of the grassroots movement that has brought it this far!

Fanfare, Rush Hour’s group of culturally curious young professionals, is hosting its third annual Rush Hour Tasting on Sunday, May 3 at the Ravenswood factory studio space of the electrifying ensemble Third Coast Percussion.

Mingle with the artists and socialize with other young professionals over wine and delectable hors d’oeuvres at 5:30 p.m.

Then, at 6:00, get a sneak preview of Third Coast Percussion’s summer Rush Hour appearance. TCP will perform the world premiere of ensemble member David Skidmore’s Fanfare, composed in honor of Rush Hour’s 10th anniversary. Modern masterworks by John Cage and other contemporary composers will follow, interspersed with insightful conversation with the artists.

After the 30-minute concert, explore the plethora of percussion instruments, chat with the musicians, and learn how you can get more involved with Fanfare before you head off into the early spring evening.

Here’s what a few past attendees have had to say about the Tasting:

“This was one of the coolest concerts I’ve been to in a long time.”

“Pure pleasure–remarkable!”

“Experiencing a concert like this in person is really intense and satisfying.”

“I wouldn’t say I’ve ever been a huge classical music fan – but in the same right I was pretty much blown away by the talent and emotion displayed by these human beings and their instruments. This event may have changed my mind.”

Admission is FREE when you join Fanfare by making a contribution of $20 or more to Rush Hour. Click here to make your gift, and we’ll contact you with further details about the event.

As an added bonus, your contribution will be DOUBLED through a challenge grant opportunity with a major Chicago foundation–acting now gives your gift twice the impact.

Whether you’re a longtime Rush Hour fan or are new to the city, don’t miss this event unlike any other. Come see what all the energy is about!

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