Welcome to Five Boroughs Music Festival!
We hope you’ll take a minute, or 5ive, to learn more about what we do… In a day when more and more artists and music fans are living in the so-called “outer boroughs,” why should folks have to travel mostly to Manhattan to hear wonderful music? In addition to cultivating new audiences in every corner of this vibrant city we call home, 5BMF invites you to join our journey around NYC. If 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, you’ve come to the right place!
5BMF Season 7 continues on May 4th with Grammy winners ROOMFUL OF TEETH
Download our press release: Roomful of Teeth – May 4 2014
5BMF congratulates vocal octet ROOMFUL OF TEETH on their recent Grammy Award win for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance! Join us on May 4th in Brooklyn as we welcome Roomful of Teeth to the 5BMF artist roster. More details…
Five Borough Songbook World Premiere Recording
Our first-ever studio album, a special 2-disc set of our Five Borough Songbook, is now available via GPR Records, Amazon and iTunes! For more details, including Composer notes and Artist profiles, please click here.
- Joe Marvilli of the Queens Tribune profiles 5BMF’s Season 7 Queens offerings.
- Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim of The New York Times reviews Rossi & Co.
- Vivien Schweitzer of The New York Times reviews our Pierrot Project Part II.
- Meche Kroop of the Voce di Meche blog reviews our Pierrot Project Part II.
- Sherri Rase of Q on Stage reviews the Five Borough Songbook World Premiere Recording
- Allan Kozinn of The New York Times reviews the Five Borough Songbook Manhattan Premiere.
- John Yohalem reviews the Five Borough Songbook Manhattan Premiere on the Opera Today blog.
- Scott Rose of The New Civil Rights Movement reviews the Five Borough Songbook World Premiere.
- Olivia Giovetti reviews the Five Borough Songbook World Premiere on WQXR’s Operavore blog.