February 28, 2018

​​We did it! On February 11, 2018 we gave the world premiere of Evis Sammoutis's brand new wind quintet, J.II.9 fragments, commissioned through a Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Grant. 

The premiere was at Anderson House, a 1905 historic gilded mansio...

May 20, 2017

Hi everyone,

Fellow horn player and one of my best friends from Northwestern, George Marshall, has also been living in the DC metro area for the past 4 years. It took us far too long, but we've finally collaborated on an artistic project!

I'm so excited to share these v...

July 25, 2016

We have some exciting news! District5 and composer, Evis Sammoutis, have been awarded a Classical Commissioning Grant from Chamber Music America. Evis Sammoutis will be adding yet another fantastic piece to the wind quintet repertoire. We could not be more thrilled to...

July 5, 2015

We've recently returned from the Savvy Musician in ACTION Chamber Music Competition and Experiential Retreat for Arts Entrepreneurs! (We'll call it Savvy for short.) 

If I had to describe the Savvy experience in one word, it would be: extraordinary.

...OK, actually...

May 14, 2015

As many of you know, District5 formed as the Graduate Fellowship Quintet in Fall of 2013 at the University of Maryland. We didn't know each other prior to this Fellowship program and quickly needed to rectify that if we wanted dive into new projects as a team.  We met...

March 9, 2015

In our most recent recital, District5 performed works by Mozart, Villa-Lobos, and Carter. These pieces were not only transformative in nature, but also served to transform the members of District5 themselves into different configurations....

October 23, 2014

As we put together our latest program, EXILED, we came across many incredible thoughts on the subject of exile and feel we only began to scratch the surface. We picked just a few thoughts to be recorded (by our good friend, Yong!) and played in between works on the pro...

April 25, 2014

We had so much fun putting Brahms piano quartet no. 1 together this Spring. Moving from Birtwistle and Stockhausen straight into Brahms, definitely had us putting on our Romantic hats. Along with renowned pianist and member of the UMD faculty Mayron Tsong, District5 ga...

April 7, 2014

The University of Maryland has launched a new, exciting concert series called Common Tone, Uncommon Performance, with a mission to connect young audiences and the community. We got to perform the second event of the series, with invoke string quartet kicking the s...

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