Salon Series offers intimate concerts with a new generation of classical musicians— this time with Sybarite5. 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.
Sybarite5 was the first string quintet ever selected as a winner of the Concert Artists Guild International Competition. Comprised of Sami Merdinian and Sarah Whitney, violins; Angela Pickett, viola; Laura Metcalf, cello; and Louis Levitt, bass, Sybarite5 has taken audiences worldwide by storm, forever changing the perception of chamber music performance.
From Mozart to Radiohead and Visconti to Akiho, Sybarite5’s eclectic repertoire and commanding performance style is turning heads throughout the music world: the quintet’s debut EP Disturb the Silence, featuring music by Radiohead and Piazzolla, plus original works written for Sybarite5, was released in 2011 and quickly reached the top ten on the Billboard charts. Their follow-up album Everything In Its Right Place was released at Carnegie Hall in 2012.
“In a program of serial high points, there were too many to mention...an intriguing and hugely enjoyable evening in every way — and a standout in the Washington Performing Arts Society’s fine winter season.”
— The Washington Post
The program will be announced from stage.