Monday, January 27, 2014
“Their rock star status…is well deserved. Their classically honed technique mixed
with grit and all out passionate attack transfixes the audience…” That is how The
Sarasota Herald Tribune described Sybarite5, the first string quintet ever selected
as a winner of the Concert Artists Guild International Competition in its 60 year
history. Comprised of Sami Merdinian and Sarah Whitney, violins; Angela Pickett, viola;
Laura Metcalf, cello; and Louis Levitt, bass, Sybarite5 has taken audiences by storm
all across the US, forever changing the perception of chamber music performance. From
the moment their bows hit the strings, this quintet of talented, diverse musicians
takes the audience on an exciting ride that engages the senses and redefines the rules.
From Mozart to Radiohead, Sybarite5’s eclectic repertoire and dynamic performance
style is turning heads throughout the music world: “[Sybarite5] excelled at the exquisite…[playing]
with relish, a sense of comfort, and a frisson of missionary zeal” (The Washington
Post). The Quintet’s debut EP disc Disturb the Silence, featuring music by Radiohead
and Piazzolla, plus two original works written for Sybarite5, was released in spring
2011 and quickly reached the top ten on Billboard’s Classical Crossover chart. The
group’s follow-up CD, Everything in its Right Place, released last fall on the CAG
Records label, is a continuation of the Radiohead Remixed Project.
Come share the energy and passion of this exciting group and their music at the UTC
Fine Arts Center!
Ticket Information: Adult/$24, Senior/$21, Student/$15
UTC Faculty, Staff and Student Discounts Available