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2015-2016 SEASON

RIVERDALE TOWN CENTER MARKET PATIO CONCERT SERIES

Wednesday, September 9, 2015. 7:00pm

Town Center Market

Riverdale Park, Maryland

 

We bid farewell to summer with an evening of outdoor music and craft beer. Made possible by the Riverdale Park Arts Council.

Free admission.

NEXTNOW FEST

Thursday, September 10, 2015. 8:30pm

University of Maryland | Gildenhorn Hall

College Park, Maryland

 

District5 returns to the NextNOW Fest for its second year, performing our 30-minute show, [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

 

 

Free admission.

 

FRINGE: MUSIC IN THE LIBRARY

Friday, September 18, 2015. 12:00pm

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Washington, DC

 

In collaboration with the LeDroit Chamber Players, District5 performs a free noon concert as part of Capital Fringe's Music in the Library series.

 

Program:

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

Ferrucio Busoni: Giga, Bolero e Variazione Mozart Study (trans. David Plylar)

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

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Karlheinz Stockhausen: ROTARY Woodwind Quintet

Isang Yun: Wind Quintet Mvt 1

Evis Sammoutis: Metallaxis

 

 

Free admission.

 

KENT CHAMBER SERIES

Saturday, October 17, 2015. 7:00pm

Hotchkiss Hall | Gibson Center for the Arts

Washington College 

Chestertown, Maryland 

 

Program:

Ferrucio Busoni: Giga, Bolero e Variazione Mozart Study (trans. David Plylar)

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

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

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

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

 

 

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DISTRICT5 AT THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Tuesday, November 24, 2015. 10:30am

State Department | George Marshall Auditorium

Washington, DC

 

District5 showcases the virtuosity of the wind quintet and the development of its soundworld by performing a slightly revised, condensed version of our Evolution program.

 

Program:
Giuseppe Cambini: Wind Quintet No. 1 in Bb Major, Mvt. 1

Josef Bohuslav Foerster: Quintet op. 95, Mvt 2

Elliott Carter: Wind Quintet Mvt. 2

Evis Sammoutis: Metallaxis

 

 

CHILDREN'S ORCHESTRA OF DC HOLIDAY CONCERTS

Wednesday, December 9, 2015. 5:30pm

Turner Elementary School

Washington, DC 

 

Thursday, December 10, 2015. 5:30pm

Garrison Elementary School

Washington, DC 

 

District5 is delighted to join the LeDroit Chamber Players again to perform at the Children's Orchestra of DC Holiday concerts.

Works by Cambini, Beethoven, and Françaix.

 

 

METALLAXIS: TRANSFORMING THE SOUND OF THE WIND QUINTET

Thursday, February 4, 2016. 8:00pm

Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

University of Maryland Baltimore County

Baltimore, Maryland

 

District5 performs a free recital at UMBC. The program is based around one our favorite pieces- Metallaxis by Evis Sammoutis. Metallaxix (Mετάλλαξις) means transmutation in Ancient Greek, or the transformation of one thing into something different. 

 

Program:

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

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

Isang Yun: Wind Quintet

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Ferrucio Busoni: Giga, Bolero e Variazione Mozart Study (trans. David Plylar)Paul 
Elliott Carter: Woodwind Quintet

Evis Sammoutis: Metallaxis

 

 

Free admission.

RIVERSDALE CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY | HOUSE MUSEUM CONCERT SERIES

Sunday, March 6, 2016. 2:30pm

Riversdale House Museum

Riverdale Park, Maryland

 

District5 premieres a selection of preludes from Chopin's Op. 28 transcribed for us by David Plylar at the historic Riversdale House Museum. Daraja Ensemble joins us in a performance of Gounod's delightful Petite Symphonie.

 

Program:
Frédéric Chopin: Selections from Preludes Op, 28, trans. David Plylar 
Ludwig von Beethoven: Creatures of Prometheus Op. 43, trans. Guido Schäfer
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Françaix: Wind Quintette No. 2, mvts 3 + 5

Daraja Ensemble, wind quintet

Gounod: Petite Symphonie
 

 

Free admission + reception.

DC YOUTH ORCHESTRA SPRING FEST

Saturday, April 16, 2016. 3:00pm

Eastern High School

Washington, DC

 

District5 plays a lively 20-minute program following a short performance by the DC Youth Orchestra. The Spring Fest concert concludes with a DCYOP faculty orchestra performance.

 

Program:

Leonard Bernstein: Overture to Candide (trans. Don Stewart)

Frédéric Chopin: Preludes, Op. 28 Selections (trans. David Plylar)

CHESAPEAKE MUSIC FESTIVAL

Sunday, June 5, 2016. 5:30pm

Christ Church
Easton, Maryland

 

District5 performs the opening concert of the 2016 Chesapeake Chamber Music Festival with a program of all transcriptions. Guest oboist: Bethany Slater.

 

Program: 

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

Ludwig van Beethoven: Creatures of Prometheus Op. 43 (trans. Guido Schäfer)

Ferruccio Busoni: Giga, Bolero e Variazione Mozart Study (trans. David Plylar)

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

Frédéric Chopin: Preludes, Op. 28, Book 1 (trans. David Plylar)

 

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UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND | HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMY

Jun 26 - 30, 2016

University of Maryland

College Park, Maryland

 

From June 26 - 30, 2016, the University of Maryland High School Music Academy brings students entering grades 9- 12 to the UMD School of Music for a 5-day, comprehensive exploration of music-making with our renowned faculty.
With the goal of cultivating well-rounded young musicians, the Academy provides a lively, supportive setting in which students will participate in a variety of master classes, ensembles, and discussions.

 

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