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.


+  UP NEXT: Brooklyn Rider
5BMF’s 10th Anniversary Season continues with the genre-defying string quartet BROOKLYN RIDER at historic Flushing Town Hall on Friday, December 2. Read more …

+  5BMF Recognized by New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
Five Boroughs Music Festival has received a $12,000 Cultural Development Fund award from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs for our 2016-2017 10th Anniversary Season! We are deeply grateful to DCA for their ongoing support of our activities and for enriching the lives of New Yorkers across the city.

+  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.