Backstage with 5BMF

5BMF’s place for updates, concert notes, artist info, pre-concert “Bento Boxes”, and more!

Bento Box: Alkemie with Elliot Cole

Bento Box: Alkemie with Elliot Cole

There are few things more satisfying and delightful than a well-packed bento, which is the inspiration for this clickable one: to dig into our upcoming concert, to share points of interest about the venues and neighborhoods, and to direct you toward some yummy food!...

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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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“Life is not all quests and tournaments”

“Life is not all quests and tournaments”

A Q&A with Alkemie's Sian Ricketts On November 23 & 24, in Staten Island and Brooklyn, 5BMF will present Beautee & Bountee: An Arthurian Refraction, a new musical drama on the story of King Arthur written and performed by Elliot Cole along with the...

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Welcome to “Backstage With 5BMF”

Welcome to 5BMF’s "behind-the-music" blog! Delve into our programs, learn about the artists, and dig deeper into NYC neighborhood histories with a specially-curated collection of background materials. In this blog, you’ll find: artist profiles and interviews features...

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