Coming Together

Coming Together

— I’ve been listening to a lot of Beastie Boys lately, the result of a classic internet wormhole that started with a copy of N.K. Jemisin’s The City We Became. From there > N.K. Jemisin’s playlist for The City We Became > the track “An Open Letter to NYC”...
Reflecting NYC

Reflecting NYC

— One of the inherent gifts 5BMF’s model grants is the natural charge to become more fully familiar and connected with the whole of New York City, a call that’s daunting, but also thrilling and deeply enriching. And while this charge is core to our identity,...
Zeitgeist: Time for Ghost (trio)

Zeitgeist: Time for Ghost (trio)

A Q&A with Longleash and composer Reiko Füting On January 10 & 12, in Queens and Manhattan, 5BMF will present “Beethoven Reflections” with the piano trio Longleash. The program features Beethoven’s trios Op. 1, No. 3 and Op. 70, No. 1 (the...
Artist Profile: Longleash

Artist Profile: Longleash

5BMF Artistic Director Michael Unterman sat down with Longleash for a deep dive into the ensemble’s origins, philosophies, and insights into the future of the piano trio. — The piano trio Longleash is something of a riddle: “an ensemble with a traditional...
Composer’s Note: The King Arthur Story

Composer’s Note: The King Arthur Story

On November 23 & 24, in Staten Island and Brooklyn, 5BMF will present medieval ensemble Alkemie with Elliot Cole in Beautee & Bountee: An Arthurian Refraction, a new concert-length musical drama on the story of King Arthur, composed by Cole. His note, below,...
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