District5

Specializing in contemporary works and original transcriptions, District5 has developed a unique repertoire that showcases the virtuosity, colors, and endless possibilities of the wind quintet. District5 has recently performed at the U.S. Department of State, the Barns at Wolf Trap, Capital Fringe: Music in the Library, the Washington Arts Club and the Chesapeake Music Festival. They gave the U.S.premiere of Karlheinz Stockhausen's ROTARY Woodwind Quintet and are recipients of a 2016 Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Grant. Upcoming projects include the premiere of David Plylar's transcription of the complete piano preludes of Chopin, as well as a collaboration with the Embassy of Cyprus to showcase the music of composer Evis Sammoutis.

District5 enjoys​ sharing ​its​ passion for chamber music and original works with young musicians; they have designed educational outreach programs for the DC Youth Orchestra Program, the American Youth Philharmonic and the UMBC Wind Ensemble. They maintain a strong relationship with the University of Maryland where they served as the Fellowship Quinet (2013-15) and Ensemble-In-Residence at UMD's High School Music Academy (2016).

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