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2017-2018 SEASON

CHOPIN PRELUDES ALBUM RECORDING

August 10-13, 2017

    SUNY Fredonia

Fredonia, NY

Thank you to all our generous friends, family, and fans who have supported the making of our first album! We are looking forward to recording all 26 Chopin preludes for wind quintet with recording engineer, Paul Coleman, and videographer, George Marshall.

GLENVIEW MANSION SUNDAY AFTERNOON CONCERT SERIES

Sunday, August 27, 2017. 2:00pm.

    Glenview Mansion | 603 Edmonston Drive

Rockville, MD

Program: 

Frédéric Chopin/Plylar:

Preludes, op. 28, nos. 1-15

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Preludes, op. 28, nos. 16-24

 

Free admission.

More info on Series

CALVARY'S COMMUNITY CONCERT SERIES

Sunday, October 8, 2017. 3:00pm

    Calvary United Methodist Church | 131 West Second Street

Frederick, MD

Spend a warm Fall afternoon listening to a program of contemplative and invigorating Romantic works! Don't miss David Plylar's new Liszt Consolations transcription or the bold and adventurous transcription of one of the great Beethoven piano sonatas by our own Eddie Rumzis!

Program: 

Johannes Brahms/Plylar: Selections from Waltzes op. 39 

Ludwig von Beethoven/Rumzis: Piano Sonata No. 26 in E-flat op. 81a "Les Adieux"

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Franz Liszt/Plylar: Selections from Consolations 

Frédéric Chopin/Plylar: Selections from Preludes op. 28

Free admission.

More info on the series.

ARTS CLUB OF WASHINGTON FRIDAY NOON CONCERT SERIES

Friday, November 10, 2017. 12:00pm.

    Arts Club of Washington | 2017 I St NW

Washington, DC

 

Join us for a free 30-minute lunch time concert in the heart of downtown DC. End your week with a stunning program of Romantic works in the beautiful, historic Monroe House.

Nearest metro stop: Foggy Bottom-GWU

Program: 

Franz Liszt/Plylar: Selections from Consolations 

Ludwig von Beethoven/Rumzis: Piano Sonata No. 26 in E-flat op. 81a "Les Adieux"

Free admission.

ACADEMY ART MUSEUM NOON CONCERT SERIES

DISTRICT5 SPOTLIGHT: FLUTE

Tuesday, November 14, 2017. 12:00pm

    Academy Art Museum | 106 South Street

Easton, MD

 

Steven Schwartz, piano

Laura Kaufman Mowry brings a sparkling program of flute solo music to life in District5's first musician spotlight recital. Joined by pianist, Steven Schwartz, she offers an innovative flute twist to District5's own "Evolution of the Wind Quintet" program, by presenting a program that progresses seamlessly from Baroque to Contemporary.

 

Program: 

J.S. Bach: Sonata in E minor

W.A. Mozart: Andante in C major

George Enescu: Cantabile et Presto

Sigfrid Karg-Elert: Caprice No. 24

Jake Heggie: Fury of Light

CONCERTS AT ST. LUKE'S

Saturday, November 18, 2017. 7:30pm

    Saint Luke's Episcopal Church | 8009 Fort Hunt Road

Alexandria, VA

 

Spend a chilly, Fall Saturday evening with us in beautiful, historic Alexandria! Romantic music by Beethoven, Chopin, Brahms, and Liszt.

Program: 

Johannes Brahms/Plylar: Selections from Waltzes op. 39 

Ludwig von Beethoven/Rumzis: Piano Sonata No. 26 in E-flat op. 81a "Les Adieux"

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Franz Liszt/Plylar: Selections from Consolations 

Frédéric Chopin/Plylar: Selections from Preludes op. 28

Tickets at the door:

$20 for adults

$15 seniors

Free for students under 18

UUCC CHALICE CONCERT SERIES

Saturday, December 2, 2017. 7:00pm

    Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia | 7246 Cradlerock Way

Columbia, MD

 

Program: 

Johannes Brahms/Plylar: Selections from Waltzes op. 39 

Ludwig von Beethoven/Rumzis: Piano Sonata No. 26 in E-flat op. 81a "Les Adieux"

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Franz Liszt/Plylar: Selections from Consolations 

Frédéric Chopin/Plylar: Selections from Preludes op. 28

Purchase tickets. Concert proceeds benefit UUCC.

Event details.

Photo taken by Library of Congress

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS HOLIDAY POP-UP CONCERT

Tuesday, December 19, 2017. 12:15pm

    Library of Congress | Jefferson Building Great Hall | 101 Independence Ave SE

Washington, DC

 

A free 30-minute pop-up concert in the Library of Congress's Great Hall!

Program: 

Johannes Brahms/Plylar: Selections from Waltzes op. 39 

Franz Liszt/Plylar: Selections from Consolations 

Frédéric Chopin/Plylar: Selections from Preludes op. 28

Free

Youtube video playlist of performance

SUPER ARS NOVA

Sunday, February 11, 2018. 4:00pm

    Anderson House | 2118 Massachusetts Avenue NW

Washington, DC

 

In "Super Ars Nova", District5 explores the strange and fascinating world of music on the precipice of explosive change. Expect rule-breaking harmonies from the late Renaissance, trippy 70s electronic tape, Arabic/Klezmer/Gypsy tonalities, harmonicas, tubes, allusions to the mysterious Cyprus Codex, and more!

SUPERNOVA: the dramatic destruction of a massive star during the last stellar evolutionary stages of its life, whose end is marked by a final titanic explosion

ARS NOVA: a style of music of the 14th century, characterized by great freedom and variety of rhythm and melody contrasted with the strictness of the music of the 13th century​

The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati presents District5 in the first concert of its spring American Music Series.

 

Program:

Jacob Druckman: Delizie Contente Che l'Alme Beate for wind quintet and electronic tape (1973)

Mohammed Fairouz: Jebel Lebnan (2010)

Carlo Gesualdo/David Plylar: Fantasy transcription of Morro, lasso, al mio duolo from Madrigals Book 6 (1611/2017)

Evis Sammoutis: J.II.9 fragments (2017)

1. The bells of Saint Sophia

2. Saint Hilarion Castle

3. "Je prens plaisir en une dame"

Anderson House, a 1905 mansion and National Historic Landmark in Washington, DC, is the headquarters of the Society of the Cincinnati and its American Revolution Institute. The Institute hosts a new American Music Series that focuses on American music genres and American composers. Our program at Anderson House will feature the WORLD PREMIERE of Evis Sammoutis's J.II.9 fragments, commissioned through a 2016 Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Grant. This commission has been made possible by the Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program, with generous funding provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Chamber Music America Endowment Fund.

We are excited to premiere this work in our hometown, Washington, DC!

Free admission. Unticketed. Seating on a first-come, first-served basis.

Anderson House Event info

District New Music Coalition Listing

ITHACA COLLEGE RESIDENCY + RECITAL

February 16-17, 2018

    Ithaca College

Ithaca, NY

 

We're excited to work with the music students of Ithaca College in February! Our residency begins with a Friday evening recital, featuring J.II.9 fragments, our 2016 Chamber Music America commission with composer Evis Sammoutis, and concludes some chamber music coachings and student composition readings.

 

Recital on Friday February 16, 2018. 8:15pm

Hockett Family Recital Hall

Program:

Jacob Druckman: Delizie Contente Che l'Alme Beate for wind quintet and electronic tape (1973)

Mohammed Fairouz: Jebel Lebnan (2010)

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Carlo Gesualdo/David Plylar: Fantasy transcription of Morro, lasso, al mio duolo from Madrigals Book 6 (1611/2017)

Evis Sammoutis: J.II.9 fragments (2017)

1. The bells of Saint Sophia

2. Saint Hilarion Castle

3. "Je prens plaisir en une dame"

This commission has been made possible by the Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program, with generous funding provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Chamber Music America Endowment Fund.

Ithaca Calendar

MUSIC AT ST. ANNE'S

Thursday March 22, 2018. 6:15pm

    St. Anne's Church | 199 Duke of Gloucester Street

Annapolis, MD

 

This Thursday evening concert will be our Annapolis, Maryland debut! We'll be joined by Washington National Opera's contrabassoonist, Samuel Blair.

 

Program: 

Johannes Brahms/Plylar: Selections from Waltzes op. 39 

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

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Franz Liszt/Plylar: Selections from Consolations 

Frédéric Chopin/Plylar: Selections from Preludes op. 28

St. Anne's concerts are unticketed. "Come as you are, pay what you can."

Concert Series Details

EIGHTH INTERNATIONAL CHESAPEAKE CHAMBER MUSIC COMPETITION

Saturday April 7, 2018. 1:15pm

    Avalon Theatre | 40 East Dover Street

Easton, MD

 

District5 has been named one of five finalists to compete in the 8th International Chesapeake Chamber Music Competition. The competition is Saturday April 7th from 1pm-9pm and is open to the public. D5 will perform first at 1:15pm.

 

$12 for tickets, free for students.

 

Each of the finalists will also perform on Sunday April 8. Details here.

CHESAPEAKE PERFORMANCE AT ST. MARK'S 

Sunday April 8, 2018. 3:00pm

    St. Mark's United Methodist Church | 100 Peachblossom Road

Easton, MD

 

Program:

Carlo Gesualdo/David Plylar: Fantasy transcription of Morro, lasso, al mio duolo from Madrigals Book 6

Franz Liszt/Plylar: Selections from Consolations

Frederic Chopin/Plylar: Chopin Preludes op. 28 (#1-8)

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Frederic Chopin/Plylar: Chopin Preludes op. 28 (#9-24) 

Free admission.

DISTRICT5'S CD RELEASE PARTY!

Sunday, June 10, 2018. 7:00pm

    Smith Public Trust

Washington, DC

We are throwing a party! We're thrilled to release our debut album of original Chopin preludes transcriptions by David Plylar on June 10th. We are ready to celebrate, and there will be balloons.

Hear us perform our favorite preludes, guess how many reeds are in the jar to win a free CD, and share a drink with your friends in D5.

It's free to come. Drinks, food, and CDs will be available for purchase.

Facebook Event. Please RSVP!

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