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Sybarite5 String Quartet Brings Diverse Stylings to Germantown

BlackRock Center for the Arts will present Sybarite5, the first string quintet ever selected as a winner of the Concert Artists Guild International Competition in its 60 year history, on Saturday, March 5 at 8:00 pm.

Comprised of Sami Merdinian and Sarah Whitney (violins), Angela Pickett (viola), Laura Metcalf (cello) and Louis Levitt (bass), Sybarite5 has taken audiences by storm all across the US, forever changing the perception of chamber music performance. From the moment their bows hit the strings, this quintet of talented musicians takes the audience on an exciting ride that engages the senses and redefines the rules.

Originally formed at the Aspen Music Festival in 2008, this exciting ensemble is known for being one of the most innovative and dynamic groups around thanks to their unique ability to mix the classical with new age rock. From Mozart to Radiohead, Sybarite5’s eclectic repertoire and dynamic performance style is turning heads throughout the music world. The Quintet’s debut EP, “Disturb the Silence,” featuring music by Radiohead, Piazzolla, and original works written for Sybarite5, was self-released in 2011 and quickly reached the top ten on the Billboard charts.

Tickets to see Sybarite5 at BlackRock Center for the Arts are $18-$26 and are on sale in person, over the phone by calling 240.912.1058, or online at blackrockcenter.org.

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES AND EVENTS Rebel (Film) - Sunday, March 6 at 4:00 pm. Tickets $5. Six13 (A capella, Jewish) - Sunday, March 13 at 5:00 pm. Tickets $18-36. Runa (Celtic, Roots) - Thursday, March 17 at 7:30 pm. Tickets $18-$44. Goodnight Moon & Runaway Bunny (Family, Theatre, Puppetry) - Sunday, March 20 at 10:00am & 3:00pm. Tickets $15-$21.

Photo courtsey BlackRock Center. Photo by Brian Braun