Past Season Highlights:
The REACH/Kennedy Center
September 11, 2019
S P A C E D O U T
District5 performs a contemporary show that dissolves the barrier between the performers and the audience. Featuring Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Rotary Wind Quintet, the works on this program explore the ways that "space" can be manipulated within a performance.
Music at Dumbarton Oaks
October 6 + October 7, 2019
District5 performs on a concert featuring works by composer Mohammad Fairouz.
February 11, 2018
SUPER ARS NOVA
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 explosionARS 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.
Little Flower Concert Series
October 23, 2016
@ Church of the Little Flower Bethesda, Maryland
District5 presents the complete Chopin Preludes transcribed for wind quintet by David Plylar.
U.S. Department of State
November 24, 2015
@ State Department | George Marshall Auditorium
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.
The Barns at Wolf Trap
Friday, October 24, 2014.
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!