Luna de Cuernos

flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn


Story and illustrations by Sarah Becan In Partnership with the Association House of Chicago Performed live by Fifth House Ensemble

Luna de Cuernos is a modern interpretation of a Puerto Rican folktale inspired by the true stories of Chicagoans and told through music for woodwind quintet and stunning illustrations by Sarah Becan. It’s the story of a tight-knit group of friends and family under threat, and the risks they will take to defend the garden that is their community’s source of life. 

… vibrant, full of expression, humor, and mystery … a cohesive artistic product and transformative concert experience.

Alexandre Tansman -- Suite pour Trio d'Anches
Mario Lavista -- Cinco Danzas Breves
Miguel del Aguila -- Wind Quintet No. 2 "
Alberto Ginastera -- Duo for Flute and Oboe
Bohuslav Martinů -- Four Madrigals, for Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon, H. 266, selected movements
Jörg Widmann -- Fantasie for Clarinet

Upcoming Performances:



Sarah Becan is a prolific comics artist, author, illustrator and designer based in Chicago.

She won a Xeric Award and a Stumptown Trophy for Outstanding Debut for her first graphic novel, The Complete Ouija Interviews, and her work has twice been nominated for the Ignatz Award. She is probably best known for “I Think You’re Sauceome”, an autobiographical webcomic about food, health, and self-image.

Her work has appeared in various publications, including Saveur Magazine, Womanthology, Ladydrawers, and most recently, Cartozia Tales.

Becan’s second and most recent graphic novel, Shuteye: Six Tales of Dreams and Dreamers, was funded with a successful Kickstarter campaign and released in early 2012.

In her spare time, Sarah plays the accordion, and also video games. She lives in Logan Square with two talkative cats and a boy named Niles.  For more information about writer & illustrator Sarah Becan, visit her website.

The Association House of Chicago serves a multicultural community by providing comprehensive, collaborative and effective programs in English and Spanish. Through bilingual services for the whole family  provided at no cost to participants, Association House promotes health and wellness and creates opportunities for educational and economic advancement.

Since 1899, Association House has worked with Chicagoans who seek tools to lead more productive lives. It is one of the oldest "settlement houses" in Chicago originally designed to provide relief and guidance to new immigrants. Today, Association House is a vital resource to under-served, multicultural communities, providing collaborative programs in English and Spanish. With a staff of over 200 professionals, Association House impacts the lives of nearly 20,000 children, individuals and families each year in the neighborhoods of Humboldt Park, West Town, Logan Square, Avondale, Hermosa, and beyond.

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