Common Tone: Throw Caution to the Wind
There are demands in music performance that create tension: for instance, the demand to play with impeccable technical precision, while simultaneously staying relaxed, fully expressive and unrestrained.
In Throw Caution to the Wind, District5 puts their inhibitions aside and tackles these tensions by performing some of the most colorful and virtuosic work for wind quintet, sharing what it's like, after countless hours of preparation, to simply let loose and perform.
District5 is a dynamic wind quintet that connects with audiences by sharing their stories as both an ensemble and as individuals. With a contagious enthusiasm for their art, District5 is committed to performing wind quintet repertoire rarely heard in the United States, and strives to bring creativity and authenticity to their programs.
Common Tone connects young artists and the community through creative musical experiences in your neighborhood. Our events abandon traditional concert ritual, celebrate curiosity, explore the senses and encourage your participation.
A program of the University of Maryland School of Music.
Preview by The Gazette
'As a quintet, it’s our goal to have a really fresh, young and vibrant image. We try to present new and unfamiliar music as well as new perspectives of older music,' [District 5 bassoonist David] Young said.
— SAMANTHA SCHMIEDER, The Gazette, April 3, 2014