Burlington Civic Music Association
Sybarite5, a diverse chamber music quintet dubbed the “Millennial Kronos.”
Burlington Memorial Auditorium
$35 ($10 for students) They may be bought on Ticketmaster or through Burlington Civic Music by calling 319-752-0336. Tickets also will be available at Memorial Auditorium the night of the show.
The public is invited to come out for this eclectic and innovative chamber music performance.
Sybarite5 is comprised of Karla Donehew Perez, and Sarah Whitney, violins; Angela Pickett, viola; Laura Metcalf, cello; and Louis Levitt, bass, Sybarite5’s eclectic repertoire – from Bowie to Radiohead and Akiho to Assad – combined with its commanding performance style is turning heads throughout the music world.
The quintet’s debut album, Disturb the Silence, quickly reached the top 10 on the Billboard charts. The group’s follow-up album, Everything in Its Right Place, was released to critical acclaim. Sybarite5 recently completed its latest album, Outliers, featuring new works from American composers. With their dynamic view of 21st-century entrepreneurial musicianship, the group has conducted their Evolution of an Entrepreneur residencies and workshops at major institutions and conservatories including the Curtis Institute of Music and New England Conservatory.
Sybarite5 was the ensemble for the 2016 American Composers Forum National Competition at (le) poisson rouge and maintains a residency at The Cell in New York City. At The Cell, Sybarite5 is experimenting with new sounds and innovative technology, such as Jakub Ciupinski’s works for Sybarite5 + Hacked Theremins. Sybarite5 is committed to education, outreach and performance.
Besides presenting masterclasses and workshops for more than 60,000 students ages 5 to 25, they have worked closely with the composition departments of colleges and universities such as Luther College, Penn State University and Samford University, to give students firsthand experience writing for string quintet in a popular program called So You Think You Can Compose.