2018-2019 SEASON

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At Rochester Fringe Festival with BIODANCE

Lush contemporary dance, opera, and media projection create a new way of seeing the majestic Lyric Theater. This all-new panoply directed by Missy Pfohl Smith will surprise audiences with eye-popping visuals that shed new light on opera, history, and performance. From the creators of the sold-out shows ANOMALY and LABYRINTH at the Strasenburgh Planetarium, ARIA will be performed by BIODANCE, soprano Kearstin Piper Brown, fivebyfive, and media projection artist W. Michelle Harris.

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 16 & MONDAY SEPTEMBER 17, 2018

FRINGE FESTIVAL with BIODANCE in "ARIA"
Lyric Theater
440 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14607
Featuring music from Missy Mazzoli's "Songs from the Uproar" with soprano Kearstin Piper Brown
8:00PM
Tickets http://rochesterfringe.com/tickets-and-shows/aria

MONDAY NOVEMBER 5 - SATURDAY DECEMBER 8, 2018

VISUAL STUDIES WORKSHOP RESIDENCY
"Source of Light" Residency at Visual Studies Workshop with BIODANCE and visual artist Josh Thorson to create a new work in tribute to Meredith Monk.
PERFORMANCE Friday December 7, 2018, w/ open rehearsals for public TBD
More info to come

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Meredith Monk

Recognized as one of the most unique and influential artists of our time, Meredith Monk’s work thrives at weaving together new modes of perception.  Accepting the Gish Prize, Monk said “art can be a healing force and a source of light during dark times."

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 13, 2018

BACKSTAGE PASS (WXXI Radio)
Backstage Pass is a monthly live performance program which highlights performances by local and visiting musicians, giving Classical 91.5/90.3 listeners the backstage experience of meeting the artists “up close and personal.” 
Music by Jascha Narveson, Jonathan Russell and Julia Seeholzer
1:00-2:00PM

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 21, 2019

ART/MUSIC PAIRING at a Memorial Art Gallery DETOUR
Music by Seeholzer, Glass, Mazzoli, Crowell, Oliveros and Greenstein
Art by Calder, McElhery, Kusama, Schaechter, Rockwell, Cornell and Pollack
500 University Ave, Rochester, NY 14607
6:00PM

THURSDAY MARCH 14, 2019

EDUCATIONAL CONCERT with Strings for Success 
Music by Rochester composer Marc Webster 
Church of Love Faith Center
700 Exchange Street
Rochester, NY 14608
7:00PM

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Strings for Success

Strings for Success is a free school-based violin instruction program of The Center for Youth in partnership with Dr. Charles T. Lunsford School No. 19 in the Rochester City School District. Any interested student in grades 3-8 at School No. 19 can participate. Community violin instructors work closely with the school music teacher to provide individual and group violin lessons and opportunities to play in a violin ensemble.

 

SUNDAY APRIL 7, 2019

"Sweet Air"
Rochester Academy of Medicine
1441 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14610
4:00PM

  • Judd Greenstein - Change
  • Rounder Songs, a song cycle for voice, banjo and chamber ensemble by Patrick Burke and Emily Pinkerton (Rochester premiere)
  • David Lang - Sweet Air (Rochester premiere)
  • Jascha Narveson - Nice Boots
  • Gabriella Smith - The Tide is in our Veins (Rochester premiere)
  • Simon Hutchinson - Zephyr (Rochester premiere)
  • David Crowell - Waiting in the Rain for Snow (Rochester premiere)
  • Olafur Arnalds - Oldurot (arr Polenik)
  • Philip Glass - The Thin Blue Line film excerpts (arr Polenik)

 

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Emily Pinkerton
Patrick Burke

Rounder Songs is a song cycle for voice, banjo and chamber ensemble that brings together the sounds of 21st century post-minimalist classical music and North American old-time. The work is based on public domain songs and legends from Kentucky and West Virginia that tell the stories of several “rounders”: rural drifters who include a gambler, a murderer, and a mill laborer who strikes a deal with the devil. 

Rounder Songs was conceived and composed by singer and multi-instrumentalist Emily Pinkerton and composer Patrick Burke to focus on the common ground between their musical styles -- hypnotic, pulsing rhythms, subtle melodic variation over time, and perhaps most of all, the vivid evocation of certain moods. The work features old-time and classical genres on a level playing field, rather than subsuming one within the other. 
 

WEDNESDAY MAY 15, 2019


LIVE FROM HOCHSTEIN Hosted by Classical 91.5's Mona SeghatoleslamiLive from Hochstein is the longest running live broadcast concert series in Western New York.
Works by David Crowell, Judd Greenstein, Julia Seeholzer and Philip Glass
12:10-12:50PM


2019-2020 SEASON

September 2019

  • fivebyfive in concert, in planning

September - December 2019

  • Rehearsals for commissioned works for Judith Schaechter exhibition at Memorial Art Gallery (Rochester, NY)
  • Monthly composer visits by Edie Hill, Jung Sun Kang, Andrea Mazzariello and Jonathan Russell
  • Funded in part by a project grant from New Music USA
 This work, "Battle of Lent and Carnival" by Judith Schaechter, will be the source of inspiration for four composers who will each write a work that fivebyfive will premiere at the Memorial Art Gallery in February 2020 (Rochester, NY)

This work, "Battle of Lent and Carnival" by Judith Schaechter, will be the source of inspiration for four composers who will each write a work that fivebyfive will premiere at the Memorial Art Gallery in February 2020 (Rochester, NY)

February 2020

  • Premiere performances at Memorial Art Gallery (Rochester, NY) of new works at Schaechter exhibiton entitled:

    THE PATH TO PARADISE - JUDITH SCHAECHTER’S STAINED-GLASS ART


PAST EVENTS

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SATURDAY APRIL 28, 2018
Performance Rochester, WXXI
Rebroadcast of fivebyfive's performance of Missy Mazzoli's Magic with Everyday Objects

TUESDAY APRIL 24, 2018
DEC Retreat (New York Council on the Arts) 
Mohonk Mountain House
Private Event

SUNDAY APRIL 15, 2018
NICE BOOTS
Clover Center for the Arts and Spirituality

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SUNDAY APRIL 8, 2018
George Eastman House

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2018
Educational Concert - Made possible thanks to donations to Campaign for Music in Rochester Schools
East High School

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 11, 2018
COMMON GROUND with The Rita Collective and students from Twelve Corners MS
Clover Center for the Arts and Spirituality

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WEDNESDAYS JANUARY 31 and FEBRUARY 7, 2018
Twelve Corners Middle School Rehearsals

MONDAY DECEMBER 4, 2017
SUNY Brockport - Performance/Workshop

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2017
Nazareth College
The Games We Play:  21st-Century music inspired by play

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2017
Educational Concerts - Made possible thanks to donations to Campaign for Music in Rochester Schools
Edison Career and Technology High School & Twelve Corners Middle School

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 17, 2017
Fringe Festival - deep listening with fivebyfive - a tribute to Pauline Oliveros
“listening in every possible way to everything possible”

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SUNDAY APRIL 30, 2017
George Eastman House

WEDNESDAY APRIL 26, 2017
WXXI "Live From Hochstein"

TUESDAY APRIL 4, 2017
Educational Concerts - Made possible thanks to donations to Campaign for Music in Rochester Schools
School of the Arts

SATURDAY APRIL 1, 2017
Music of Now: Monk, Mazzoli and More
Rochester Institute of Technology

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SATURDAY FEBRUARY 11, 2017
University at Buffalo

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 7, 2017
Educational Concerts
Calkins Road Middle School

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2016
fivebyfive in Concert
Rochester Institute of Technology
 

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2016
Educational Concerts
Allendale Columbia School

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2016
Educational Concerts
Canandaigua Academy
 

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