District5 Wind Quintet: transformed
In this program, District5 performs music that is not only transformative in nature, but also serves to transform the members of District5 into different configurations. The program includes works by Mozart, Villa-Lobos, and Carter.
The quintet will also be joined by special guest Trevor Mowry, co-principal oboe of the "President's Own" United States Marine Band.
District5 presents unfamiliar works to new audiences through innovative and virtuosic programming. In their 2013-14 season they gave the U.S. premiere of Karlheinz Stockhausen's ROTARY Woodwind Quintet and the D.C. area premiere of Harrison Birtwistle’s five distances for five instruments.
In their continual effort to expand the breadth of wind quintet repertoire, District5 has also premiered new transcriptions, including Brahms’ Piano Quartet No. 1 with renowned pianist Dr. Mayron Tsong, as well as works by Liszt, Holst, and Gabrieli.
Recently, District5 has collaborated with The Barns at Wolf Trap, the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet, and the LeDroit Chamber Players. District5 has been presented by multiple concert series including Common Tone, the Washington Arts Club, and the Riversdale Mansion Chamber Music Society.
District5 is currently the Fellowship Wind Quintet at the University of Maryland.