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Diamonds in the rough times
How 5BMF found a silver lining in the midst of a terrible storm.
Program Notes: Juxtapositions | Through the Warping Lens
Composer Elliot Figg shares his thoughts on his new program, “Through the Warping Lens: Just Intonation Music for Baroque Instruments”
Program Notes: Coming Together
The music of ‘Coming Together’: Frederic Rzewski, Florence Price, and J. S. Bach.
5BMF’s 2020-2021 Virtual Season opens with an ambitious, timely, and moving new project.
Michael Unterman shares an update on 5BMF’s commitment to equity and diversity.
Bento Box: Longleash
5BMF’s clickable bento box: dig into our upcoming concerts, explore points of interest about the venues and neighborhoods, and get insider info about the best food nearby!
Zeitgeist: Time for Ghost (trio)
On January 10 & 12, in Queens and Manhattan, 5BMF will present “Beethoven Reflections” with the piano trio Longleash. The trio members and composer Reiko Füting graciously took the time to answer a few questions about what to expect.
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.
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!...
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,...