Concert details

5BMF is thrilled to present the World Premiere and Queens Premiere of our brand new Five Borough Songbook, Volume II this February! Commissioned in honor of our 10th Anniversary season in 2016-2017, the Songbook is a thrilling musical journey across NYC: an exploration of the city’s rich artistic and cultural legacy and a celebration of its most manifold musical talent.

Following the model of the original Five Borough Songbook – commissioned by 5BMF in 2011 for our 5th Anniversary and performed in every borough of the city that season – Volume II features twenty vibrant new works by twenty unique composers. Four vocalists, two pianists and one cellist will bring the Songbook to life through songs, duets and ensembles, all inspired by New York City places, poetry and themes.

Join us one hour before concert start time for a special pre-concert Composer Chat with some of the Songbook creators, who will discuss their experiences and processes of crafting their new songs.

Read more about our special Five Borough Songbook project.

Jocelyn Dueck, piano
Erika Switzer, piano
Marnie Breckenridge, soprano
Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo soprano
William Ferguson, tenor
Sidney Outlaw, baritone
Kivie Cahn-Lipman, cello

Matthew Aucoin, Lembit Beecher, Conrad Cummings, Jonathan Dawe, Evan Fein, Daniel Felsenfeld, Herschel Garfein, Whitney George, Marie Incontrera, Laura Kaminsky, Libby Larsen, Hannah Lash, Missy Mazzoli, Jessie Montgomery, Robert Paterson, Paola Prestini, Kevin Puts, Kamala Sankaram, Gregory Spears and Bora Yoon.

Raphael Allison, Liza Balkan, Alastair Boag, Mark Campbell, Billy Collins, Rinde Eckert, Joyce Kilmer, Federico García Lorca, Leah Maddrie, Rick Moody, Dennis Nurske, Bimbo Rivas, Anna Świrszczyńska, KC Trommer, William Ross Wallace, Walt Whitman, 
and more.

Venue + Tickets


Saturday, February 11, 2017
8:00 PM
7:00 PM Composer Chat
Jerome Robbins Theater
Baryshnikov Arts Center
450 W 37th St
New York, NY 10018


Venue info

By public transportation: A/C/E to 34 St-Penn Station, 1/2/3/N/Q/R/S to Times Square, 7 to 34 St-Hudson Yards









Sunday, February 12, 2017
3:00 PM
2:00 PM Composer Chat
Flushing Town Hall
137-35 Northern Blvd.
Queens, NY 11354


Venue info

Located in historic Flushing – known to NYC foodies as a mecca for great eating – the 1862 landmark Flushing Town Hall hosts the Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts, which presents an array of high quality arts and educational programs as well as providing vital services to local artists, arts organizations and community residents.



By public transportation: 7 train to Main St.

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