New York Polyphony

September 24 & 25, 2016

Virtuosic male vocal quartet New York Polyphony kicks off our 10th Anniversary Season with their stunning program Passions, featuring works by Compere, de Penalosa, Kreek and Andrew Smith.

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Brooklyn Rider

DECEMBER 2, 2016

The genre-defying string quartet Brooklyn Rider bring their dazzling artistry back to 5BMF with a program featuring works by Beethoven, Janacek, Glass and the ensemble’s own Colin Jacobsen.

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Five Borough Songbook Volume II

FEBRUARY 11 & 12, 2017

5BMF presents the World Premiere and Queens Premiere of our newly commissioned Five Borough Songbook, Volume II: 20 brand new songs about New York City by 20 brilliant composers.

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East of the River

MARCH 16, 2017

East of the River explores traditional folk and sacred music of Morocco, Turkey and the Balkans in their program SULTANA: Music of the Sephardic Diaspora.

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MAY 12 & 13, 2017

The Baroque masters of Quicksilver return to 5BMF with music from Moravia, the Netherlands, Sweden, Poland and beyond.

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World class chamber music across NYC

5BMF invites you to join our musical journey around NYC! Whether you’re a music lover who needs a reason to visit Queens for the first time or to take your first trip on the Staten Island Ferry, or you’re looking for fantastic music programming in your own corner of the city, you’ve come to the right place.


+  2016-2017 Season Announcement
Concert details and tickets for our amazing 10th Anniversary Season are here! To celebrate this milestone, we’ve crafted a season featuring some of our favorite ensembles and artists from 5BMF seasons past, welcoming back New York PolyphonyBrooklyn RiderEast of the River, and Quicksilver. Plus, in February we present the World Premiere and Queens Premiere of our newly commissioned Five Borough Songbook, Volume II, our second volume of New York City themed songs, duets and ensembles by 20 dynamic composers. Browse Season 10 programs.

+  5BMF’s New Look
Welcome to our updated home on the web! We’re excited to share our new logo and refreshed website. We’ve made it easier to navigate our season’s offerings, find information and – most importantly – buy tickets! Take a look around, explore our programs, and please sign up for our mailing list!

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NYSCA-Logo-Green_sm5BMF’s programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

DCA-logo-358x1655BMF’s programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.