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An exploration of the many paths one takes to “come home.” Inspired by the incredible true stories of composers in their search for truth, family, identity, country, and life itself, District5 brings together the music and passion that binds us all together in our search for what it truly means to “come home.”
Ruth Crawford Seeger: Suite for wind quintet
Chopin: Selections from Preludes op. 28 (trans. Plylar)
Clara Schumann: Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann, op. 20 (trans. Plylar)
Grieg: Lyric Pieces, op. 43 (trans. Plylar)
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 26 in E-flat, op. 81a "Les Adieux" (trans. Rumzis)
PHANTASMS AND FANTASIES
A beautiful and haunting program of works by Barber, Leclaire, Tomasi, and Chopin. Be transported by music that clings to memory, is haunted by mortality, or merely explores the unfettered realm of imagination.
Tomasi: Cinq Danses Profanes et Sacrées
Barber: Summer Music
Leclaire: Fantasy for Woodwind Quintet, op. 4
Chopin: Selections from Preludes, op. 28 (trans. Plylar)
A CHOPIN CELEBRATION
A virtuosic showcase of our recent debut album: the complete Chopin Preludes for wind quintet, transcribed by David Plylar.
Prelude in C-sharp minor, op. 45
Preludes op. 28, nos. 1-15
Preludes op. 28, nos. 16-24
Prelude in A-flat major, op. posth.
SUPER ARS NOVA
An explosive program of music on the precipice of change. "Super Ars Nova" pairs contemporary music with iconic works from the 14th century Ars Nova period and culminates in a performance of District5's Chamber Music America commission, J.II.9 fragments, by Cypriot composer Evis Sammoutis.
Carter: Scrivo in Vento for solo flute
Jacapo da Bologna: Fenice fu
Gesualdo/Plylar: Fantasy transcription of Morro, lasso, al mio duolo
Francesco Landini: Non avra ma pieta questa mia Donna
Druckman: Delizie Contente Che l'Alme Beate for wind quintet and electronic tape
Guillame de Machaut: Agnus Dei
Evis Sammoutis: J.II.9 fragments
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