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2014-2015 SEASON

NEXTNOW FEST

Friday, September 11, 2014. 9:00pm.

University of Maryland | Gildenhorn Hall

College Park, Maryland

 

The Clarice opened its season with a 4-day performing arts festival and celebration.

 

Program:

Jean Françaix: Quintette No. 1

Karlheinz Stockhausen: ROTARY Woodwind Quintet

 

 

Free admission.

AMERICAN YOUTH PHILHARMONIC WIND SECTIONAL

Monday, September 22, 2014. 7:00pm.

Falls Church, Virginia

 

All five members of District5 worked with the wind section of AYP as they prepared for their upcoming concert.

Isang Yun

DISTRICT5: EXILED

October 22, 2014. 8:00pm.

University of Maryland | Gildenhorn Recital Hall

College Park, Maryland

 

In this program of twentieth century music District5 connected the biographies of four composers whose lives were marked by the experience of exile.  Though unified in their expatriation, each composer’s circumstances and reactions varied dramatically.  From Paul Hindemith’s voluntary departure from Nazi Germany to Isang Yun’s multiple imprisonments, this concert presented exile with all its contradictions and complications.

 

Program:

Paul Hindemith: Kleine Kammermusik, Op.5 No. 2

Karel Husa: Five Poems

Alexander von Zemlinsky: Humoreske 

Isang Yun: Wind Quintet

 

 

Free admission.

 

JAMIE BARTON, MEZZO-SOPRANO RECITAL | THE BARNS AT WOLF TRAP

Friday, October 24, 2014. 8:00pm.

The Barns at Wolf Trap

Vienna, VA

 

District5 accompanied award-winning mezzo-soprano, Jamie Barton, at the end of her recital in a performance of Lee Hoiby's Bon Appétit! Bon Appétit! is a delightful one-act chamber opera depicting a Julia Child television episode, in which Julia Child prepares "Le Gateau au Chocolate l'Eminence Brune." Jamie Barton actually baked a chocolate cake on stage during the performance!

Jamie Barton, Opera Memphis 2013

RESCHEDULED: CHILDREN'S ORCHESTRA OF DC HOLIDAY CONCERT

Thursday, January 22, 2015. 6:00pm

Garrison Elementary School

Washington, DC

 

In conjunction with the Ledroit Chamber Players, District5 opens the Children's Orchestra of DC concert with a short program of wind quartet favorites. 

UMBC WIND ENSEMBLE WORKSHOP

Monday, March 9, 2015. 7:00pm.

Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

University of Maryland Baltimore County

Baltimore, Maryland

 

"Thinking Big by Thinking Small: how to improve large ensemble performance through chamber music principles"

 

Following a brief Carter quartet performance, District5 presented their large enesmble workshop with the UMBC wind ensemble. The presentatino focused on using chamber music skills to help rehearse an unconducted wind ensemble piece.

DISTRICT5: TRANSFORMED

March 11, 2015. 8:00pm.

University of Maryland | Gildenhorn Recital Hall

College Park, Maryland

 

In this recital, District5 performed music that is not only transformative in nature but also served to transform the members of District5 into different configurations

 

Program:

W.A. Mozart: Fantasia in F minor K. 608 for Mechanical Organ (trans. Franz Vester)

Heitor Villa-Lobos: Quinteto em forma de Chôros

Trevor Mowry, english horn

Elliott Carter: 8 Etudes and Fantasy for Woodwind Quartet

 

Free admission.

ARTS CLUB OF WASHINGTON FRIDAY NOON CONCERT SERIES

Friday, April 17, 2015. 12:00pm.

Monroe House

Washington, DC

 

Program:

Ludwig von Beethoven: Creatures of Prometheus op. 43 (trans. Guido Schäfer)

 

 

Free admission.

OUTREACH PERFORMANCE AT PARK DALE HIGH SCHOOL

Wednesday, May 13, 2015. 1:00pm.

Parkdale High School

Riverdale Park, MD

 

District5 presented our latest 30-minute show to the music students of Riverdale Park's high school. Performance was followed by a discussion on new music, performing from memory, and the seemingly endless capabilities of chamber musicians.

 

[dis] integration Program:

Franz Liszt: Transcendental Étude No. 5 "Feux Follets" (trans. David Plylar)

Karlheinz Stockhausen: ROTARY Woodwind Quintet

Karel Husa: Five Poems 

Interlude: Lamenting Bird...With a Dead Bird

Evis Sammoutis: Metallaxis

 

DAS LIED VON DER ERDE

Thursday May 14, 2015 8:00pm.

University of Maryland | Gildenhorn Recital Hall

College Park, Maryland

 

Michelle Rice, mezzo-soprano

Patrick Cook, tenor

Exelsa String Quartet

Edward Maclary, conductor

 

This was a concert that District5 had dreamed of doing since we arrived at UMD. An incredible cast of 17 musicians came together to bring Schoenberg's powerful chamber orchestra arrangement of Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde to life! This was our last performance at the University of Maryland as the Fellowship Wind Quintet.

 

Free admission.

SAVVY MUSICIAN CHAMBER COMPETITION/CONFERENCE

June 2-7, 2015.

University of South Carolina

Columbia, South Carolina

 

District5 competed as 1 of 4 finalists in the Savvy Musician's innovative chamber competition, performing our {dis}integration program. We then stayed and participated in a 4-day invigorating arts entrepreneruship retreat. We left South Carolina with many new friends and countless new ideas!

 

 

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